Expanding Medi-Cal Caseload Leaves State Queasy
About eight million low-income Californians rely on Medi-Cal. The federal government wants to expand the program as part of healthcare reform, and has offered to pick up most of the tab -- at first. But the Brown administration is balking at the idea of welcoming another 1.5 million people into California's safety net insurance program.
Tahoe Development Rules Get A Revamp
Lake Tahoe's clear, cobalt-blue waters draw skiers, hikers and holidaymakers from across the world. But for the last 50 years, there's been fierce disagreement between those who want to further develop the land around the lake, and those who want to protect the ecosystem. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has just adopted the first update to its development plan in 25 years.
The Giving State: Transitions From Prison
Our occasional series on volunteers in California profiles an emotional management coach who helps recently released prisoners readjust to society.