California Voters Get To Decide On Abortion Issue in November

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A woman wearing sun glasses holds a sign that reads "Abortion is a Civil Right" among a crowd of people.
 (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

State Assembly Votes to Send Abortion Issue To The Voters

In November, California voters will decide whether to enshrine a right to abortion in the state constitution, after the state Assembly voted on Monday to place the question on the November ballot.
Reporter:  Guy Marzorati, KQED

California And Neighboring Arizona Have Drastically Different Laws On Abortion 

While abortion in California will remain legal, and the state says it will champion reproductive freedoms, Arizona is looking to enact some of the most draconian abortion laws in the country. What does this mean for both states?
Guest:  Howard Fischer, Reporter Capitol Media Services in Arizona

LA Metro Board Of Directors Votes For New Plan To Keep Housing Affordable Near Transit Lines

Los Angeles County has allocated $50 million to start making purchases for 5,000 affordable housing units to help families reduce two big expenses - housing and transportation.
Reporter: Janaya Williams, KCRW 

California Becomes First State To Provide Health Coverage To Low-Income Residents Despite Immigration Status

Undocumented immigrants, ages 26 to 49, will get health coverage beginning in 2024.  Roughly 700-thousand people are expected to sign up – at a cost of about 2 billion dollars a year.
Reporter: Tyche Hendricks, KQED

Governors $300 Billion Spending Plan Doesn't Include Wage Replacement For Workers Needing Time Off For Health Reasons

Advocates are hopeful that Gov. Newsom's budget proposal will consider an increase wage replacement for workers who take time off to care for an ill relative, or bond with a new child.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

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