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State Senate Committee Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

State Senate Committee Approves Anti-Discrimination Bill

State Senate bill SB 323, also known as the controversial “Boy Scout Bill,” which seeks to deny the tax-exempt status of groups that discriminate against gay, transgender or atheist members, passed its first vote this week. A Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing on the bill, also being referred to as the Youth Equality Act, resulted in a 5-2 vote ...

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State Senate Rejects Governor’s Health Cost Initiative

State Senate Rejects Governor's Health Cost Initiative

The California State Senate’s Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education has rejected Governor Jerry Brown’s effort to help the California State University (CSU) contain its employee healthcare costs. The Governor’s proposal would have enabled CSU to negotiate health benefits through collective bargaining. Current law provides for 100 percent employer-paid coverage of CSU employee healthcare benefits. For most other state ...

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