Tag Archive for Health Care

To Sacramento and Back

Wow. How could I have ever known how crazy this week would be? How could I have ever known that I would be lobbying for universal health care on Monday, finding my mother on Tuesday and Wednesday, preparing for my grandmother’s passing away on Thursday, and dealing with my computer’s total meltdown today? Ah, the…

What Do YOU Think: Should Laguna Hills Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

This morning, I found something interesting in The Register. Apparently on Tuesday, the Laguna Hills City Council approved the introduction of an ordinance banning the distribution of medical marijuana. Specifically, the city is afraid of seeing medical marijuana dispensaries open in town.  Now why would the city be afraid? With the legal uncertainties and concerns…

Live from Sacramento!

OK, not quite yet… But I will be soon! I’m at John Wayne right now, waiting for my flight to our fine state’s capital. Once I arrive, I’ll be lobbying for more affordable and accessible health care all day. I know, I know, you can thank me later. No really, I’ll be asking Senator Lou…

Republicans, tax breaks, and yachts

  Schwarzenegger kills a $55-million initiative that helps the mentally ill, then signs the budget. Counties and cities can fund it, an aide says. On Friday Governor Schwarzenegger signed the 7-week delayed State budget.  Before he signed it he did live up to his promise to slice $700 million demanded by Republican legislators to eliminate…

How About Our Health Care, Senator Correa?

Last week, a group of local community leaders a chance to talk with State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) about health care. They asked him what he plans to do in the Legislature to ensure that all of Orange County’s working families have health care. And his answer? He said that so long as the…

State Budget Impasse… Over?

Senate Republican Leader Dick AckermanÂ’s office is reporting that he and Senate Democrat Leader Don Perata have reached a tentative deal on the state budget. That’s what Brian Joseph is now reporting at The Register. We don’t yet know the details of the deal. We don’t yet know whether both the Democratic and Republican caucuses…