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Secure Telehealth Laws to Aid Nurses with Kids

Juggling work life and home life can be daunting for working mothers. For parents working in the healthcare sector, those pressures are often exacerbated by the doctor shortage, length of shifts, and the sheer number of patients. Fortunately, loosening scope-of-practice laws for nurses and expanding telehealth options potentially offers some …

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Public Colleges Become Most Recent “Winners” in Sacramento CEQA Exemptions

Another legislative session in Sacramento has come to a close, but not without lawmakers choosing more winners and losers in the battle of who receives a CEQA exemption and who does not. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was signed into law in 1970 in an effort to instill a …

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No More Surprise Medical Bills

Imagine going to your local furniture store to pick out a new couch. An eager employee approaches you and helps you find the perfect piece for your new home. You make the purchase, thank the employee, and go on your merry way. Weeks later, you open the mail. Congratulations! You …

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End of Session Housing Bills – Bright Spots That Could Have Been Much Brighter

Sacramento lawmakers just passed two measures to remove some of the government-created roadblocks to housing construction – a rare bright spot in a session dominated by the quest for more government control. This bright spot could have actually been much brighter had it not been for special interest groups nearly …

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The 2022-23 School Year Remains Grim for Special Education Students

The school year has started, and parents and students are hopeful that education has returned to “normal” from the last three school years of COVID pandemic-era closures and online learning. For students, the California public school system crumbled under the closures and online classes offered little to no growth in …

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Talking Like Robin Hood, Governing Like Prince John

When I was a kid, I loved the classic Disney animated adaptation of Robin Hood.  In the story, Prince John imposed huge taxes on his subjects to fatten his pockets.    Robin joined Little John in thwarting the Prince’s schemes and returning his ill-gotten plunder to the poor. Hearing President Biden …

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Replacing White Bagging Mandates With Market Competition Will Improve Patient Outcome

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) deploy numerous anticompetitive actions, which have not gone unnoticed. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an inquiry to examine whether PBMs have adverse impacts “on the access and affordability of prescription drugs.” The government’s probe is welcome news. But there are many detrimental PBM practices that are …

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Newsom End of Session Climate Rush Deserves Hard Look from Legislature

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to be sure that as many people as possible know that “we will be the first jurisdiction in the world to require all new cars to be sold to be alternative fuel cars,” following a bureaucratic decision to follow his executive order. But done, he …

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The War of Misinformation – Police Use of Force

The last several years have brought new focus on police tactics and use of force.  The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, during an arrest by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, shocked the nation’s conscience and led to protests in 140 cities, with some turning violent. Despite …

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Now That’s What We Call Recycling

Californians are almost uniformly careful to place their used consumer goods and packaging in the correct bins for the environment’s sake. Recycling is a Golden State way of life, and to some not far from being a religion. Let’s call this micro-recycling, and despite its popularity, it is purely garbage, …

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Secure Telehealth Laws to Aid Nurses with Kids

Juggling work life and home life can be daunting for working mothers. For parents working in the healthcare sector, those pressures are often exacerbated by the doctor shortage, length of shifts, and the sheer number of patients. Fortunately, loosening scope-of-practice laws for nurses and expanding telehealth options potentially offers some …

Blog

Public Colleges Become Most Recent “Winners” in Sacramento CEQA Exemptions

Another legislative session in Sacramento has come to a close, but not without lawmakers choosing more winners and losers in the battle of who receives a CEQA exemption and who does not. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was signed into law in 1970 in an effort to instill a …

Blog

No More Surprise Medical Bills

Imagine going to your local furniture store to pick out a new couch. An eager employee approaches you and helps you find the perfect piece for your new home. You make the purchase, thank the employee, and go on your merry way. Weeks later, you open the mail. Congratulations! You …

Blog

End of Session Housing Bills – Bright Spots That Could Have Been Much Brighter

Sacramento lawmakers just passed two measures to remove some of the government-created roadblocks to housing construction – a rare bright spot in a session dominated by the quest for more government control. This bright spot could have actually been much brighter had it not been for special interest groups nearly …

Blog

The 2022-23 School Year Remains Grim for Special Education Students

The school year has started, and parents and students are hopeful that education has returned to “normal” from the last three school years of COVID pandemic-era closures and online learning. For students, the California public school system crumbled under the closures and online classes offered little to no growth in …

Blog

Talking Like Robin Hood, Governing Like Prince John

When I was a kid, I loved the classic Disney animated adaptation of Robin Hood.  In the story, Prince John imposed huge taxes on his subjects to fatten his pockets.    Robin joined Little John in thwarting the Prince’s schemes and returning his ill-gotten plunder to the poor. Hearing President Biden …

Blog

Replacing White Bagging Mandates With Market Competition Will Improve Patient Outcome

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) deploy numerous anticompetitive actions, which have not gone unnoticed. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an inquiry to examine whether PBMs have adverse impacts “on the access and affordability of prescription drugs.” The government’s probe is welcome news. But there are many detrimental PBM practices that are …

Blog

Newsom End of Session Climate Rush Deserves Hard Look from Legislature

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to be sure that as many people as possible know that “we will be the first jurisdiction in the world to require all new cars to be sold to be alternative fuel cars,” following a bureaucratic decision to follow his executive order. But done, he …

Blog

The War of Misinformation – Police Use of Force

The last several years have brought new focus on police tactics and use of force.  The death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, during an arrest by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, shocked the nation’s conscience and led to protests in 140 cities, with some turning violent. Despite …

Blog

Now That’s What We Call Recycling

Californians are almost uniformly careful to place their used consumer goods and packaging in the correct bins for the environment’s sake. Recycling is a Golden State way of life, and to some not far from being a religion. Let’s call this micro-recycling, and despite its popularity, it is purely garbage, …

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