Senate Committee Examines Use of Psychotropic Drugs on Foster Kids
At a state hearing Tuesday, senators wrangled over what to do about what they call the overmedication of children in foster care. Recently released data show that one in four foster kids in California were receiving potent psychotropic drugs last year.
Lawmakers Look to Fill Gap in Affordable Housing Funds
Housing is a hot commodity in California. But millions of Californians remain priced-out of the housing market -- and a billion-dollar state and local program to help fill in the gaps was phased out starting in 2012. Now, there's momentum to help boost affordable housing. The speaker of the state Assembly rolls out her plan on Wednesday, and a handful of other programs are taking shape.