What's Next for California's Budget?

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SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 5: An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his state of the state address in the Assembly Chambers of the state capitol today. In his speech, Schwarzenegger admitted to making mistakes with the special election and vowed to work with members of the Assembly and Senate and try to move California ahead in the year to come. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California AG Sues Federal EPA Over Regulation Relaxation

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is once again suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency.... this time for saying they'll suspend enforcement of some environmental requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reporter: Kate Wolffe, KQED

COVID-19 Hits State Women's Prison

The state Department of Corrections has announced a new COVID-19 outbreak at a women's prison in San Bernardino County. The California Institution for Women has tested at least 400 inmates since last Friday, and positive cases are increasing there.

Pharmacies Get Green Light to Test for COVID-19

Soon it might be as easy as stopping at a local pharmacy to find out if you have the coronavirus. The new state guidance allows tests that tell you if you have the virus or you had it in the past.
Reporter: Lesley McClurg, KQED Science

State Attempts to Test Workers and Residents of All Nursing Homes

California officials say it will take more time to test all workers and patients for coronavirus at over 1200 nursing homes statewide. They’re looking at what three counties -- LA, San Francisco and Alameda -- already are doing to inform it.
Reporter: Molly Peterson, KQED Science

State Task Force Weighs Costs of School Reopening

A state task force is working on what it will take to reopen schools safely, but it will be up to individual districts to decide when to reopen. That’s according to State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond.
Reporter: Julia McEvoy, KQED

What's Next for California's Budget?

The Governor’s revised budget proposal comes out today, and one thing is sure: California's coffers have seen better days. KQED Politics reporter Katie Orr joins Lily Jamali to explain where things stand and what can be expected.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Politics

One Doctor's Experience Helping Members of the Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S. currently has the second highest per-capita infection rate after New York state. The illness is taking a devastating toll on the community, where access to water and multi-generational housing are helping the virus spread.
Guest: Aylin Ulku, UCSF volunteer physician

Trump Administration Looks To Continue Pandemic-Policy of Sending Back Migrants

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf toured the San Diego/Tijuana border from a Coast Guard helicopter yesterday. That’s at the same time that the Trump administration is looking to extend indefinitely its restrictive border policies that were put in place during the pandemic.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS

Coronavirus Complicates A Ban on Cashless Restaurants

Businesses in California are taking new precautions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Some are no longer accepting cash. However, a bill at the state Capitol, introduced in February, would ban this practice.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

Republican Mike Garcia Projected to Win 25th District

The AP now projects Republican Mike Garcia will defeat Democrat Christy Smith, flipping back a seat Democrats won during the 2018 midterms. Garcia and Smith will be on the ballot again in November, facing off for a full two-year term to represent the Simi, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys in Congress.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

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