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Legislature Adjourns for Summer Recess

The Legislature has officially adjourned for its one-month summer recess, concluding a steady week of policy committee hearings and legislative actions. Much of the focus this week was on the Legislature’s bipartisan passage of major climate change policy which extended the state’s cap-and-trade program to 2030, with concessions made for continued tax exemptions and an…

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Sonoma County Department of Health Services Recognized with National Award

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services was named the Local Health Department of the Year by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) during the recent NACCHO Annual Conference. The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments, of which Sonoma County received special recognition of its efforts in cardiovascular disease…

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Counties Cannabis Summit Held in Sacramento

This week, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) hosted a one-day Counties Cannabis Summit to explore the changing policy landscape related to medical and adult use cannabis in California. In attendance were key state regulators, county supervisors and senior staff, and…

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New LHD Health Equity Resource Guide Launched This Week

With support from The California Endowment, Human Impact Partners launched HealthEquityGuide.org this week to assist local health departments navigate issues of health disparities and health equity within their own communities. The guide features strategic practices to build internal infrastructure, work across government agencies, foster community partnerships, and champion transformative change. The guide also provides over…

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de Beaumont Foundation, Aspen Institute Announce New Public Health Initiative

This week, the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute Health, Medicine, and Society (HMS) Program announced the planned launch of the Public Health Reaching Across Sectors (PHRASES) Initiative. The PHRASES Initiative is a multiyear project designed to provide the tools and training public health practitioners need to effectively engage, communicate, and work with local…

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Senate Republicans Release Revised ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’

Upon returning from their Independence Day Recess this week, Senate Republicans unveiled their revised version of the ‘Better Care Reconciliation Act’ to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans experienced intense turmoil from within their party and stiff opposition from the general public after releasing their initial discussion draft of the BCRA on June 22….

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Policy Committees Arrive at Deadline for Fiscal Bills

Today is the deadline for policy committees to meet and report fiscal bills, resulting in a busy week of hearings. Policy committees have one more week to meet and report all remaining bills before the Legislature departs for its summer recess. Below are several bills of interest to CHEAC Members. This week’s full bill chart…

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LAO Releases State Spending Report

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its annual California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget that was just passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Brown. This publication is the first preliminary report of the 2017-2018 budget; the LAO will release an updated version of the publication,…

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