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July 2023

Gavin Newsom’s mental health plan could strip more than $700 million from services, report says (

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference announcing a proposed a 2024 ballot initiative to improve mental health services across the state, at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, on March 19, 2023. Photo by Adriana Heldiz/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool To read more of Kristen Hwang's article, please click here. A major proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom to overhaul the state’s behavioral and mental health system is likely to take nearly $720 million away from services provided by...

California spent $600 million to house and rehab former prisoners — but can’t say whether it helped (

A watchtower at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton on Feb. 5, 2023. Photo by Rahul Lal, CalMatters To read more of Byrhonda Lyon's article, please click here. As Gov. Gavin Newsom retools the state’s prison system to emphasize rehabilitation, his administration has little evidence that a privately run program for parolees costing taxpayers $100 million a year works to prevent future crime. The state does not collect data on whether parolees who participate in the program have...

California Bacon Law takes Effect but Pork from Farms Using Cages Will Still be on Shelves (abc.7)

Image - Center for Food Safety To read more of the Associated Press article, please click here. DES MOINES, Iowa -- A California law approved by voters that promises to get breeding pigs out of narrow cages that prevent them from standing or turning will finally take effect Saturday, after years of delays and warnings that the rules could lead to price spikes and pork shortages. But it will be six months before California grocery shoppers can be sure that pork chops they buy under the new...

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