CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO — Faced with backlash from food lovers and cooks, Assemblyman William Monning (D-Carmel) said Wednesday he is dropping a proposal to ban food trucks from school areas. Monning, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, said his measure lacked enough votes to win approval this year. "Our calculus was: It was still not ready for prime time," Monning said, adding that he would look for other ways to address his concerns about obesity among schoolchildren. His measure, AB 1678, continued to draw strong opposition from the food-vending industry even after he agreed recently to change it to reduce the distance that food trucks would have to maintain from schools.
February 25, 2012 |
Controversial medical and billing practices by hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services came under scrutiny at a hearing before California lawmakers one day after the company's chief executive abruptly resigned. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), chairman of the Senate health committee, said he called the hearing Friday in Los Angeles after hearing criticism that Prime Healthcare was overbilling for medical care and refusing to transfer stabilized patients to hospitals in their insurance network to drive up revenue.
June 29, 2007 |
Sure, the dateline says Mexico City, but this place is turning more San Francisco every day. City lawmakers this year have legalized abortion and same-sex civil unions. Next up? A ban on smoking in restaurants, schools, taxis and buses. The city assembly's health committee this week unanimously supported smoking restrictions, following the lead of most U.S. cities and joining a parade of formerly puff-happy countries, including Britain and France.
October 27, 1992 |
Democratic Assemblyman Bruce Bronzan of Fresno, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee and a fiery defender of medical care for the poor, announced Monday that he is quitting the Legislature to take a job with the University of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1994 |
The former head of a state loan guarantee program testified Tuesday that his boss manipulated the voting majority on a key advisory committee in order to push through a controversial $167-million loan guarantee in December, 1990. The recipient of the guarantee was Triad Healthcare of Encino, which has defaulted and filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Because the loan was guaranteed by the state, taxpayers are potentially liable for Triad's debt. Richard A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1994 |
Motivated by what he termed the "Triad hospital loan disaster," Assemblyman Burt Margolin (D-Los Angeles) has introduced legislation that would bar state employees and appointees from representing clients before their agencies. Margolin, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, introduced the bill following a committee hearing last week on the process by which Triad Healthcare Inc.
May 26, 1999 |
Charging that "children are dying and people are being injured," a state lawmaker said Tuesday that he will introduce a bill next year that would make it a felony to illegally sell pharmaceuticals in California. Assembly Health Committee Chairman Martin Gallegos (D-Baldwin Park) said the sale in back-room clinics of drugs made for Mexico is a critical issue that also needs to be addressed with the Mexican government.
October 10, 1988 |
Assemblyman Curtis Tucker, who parlayed 14 years in the Legislature and a background as a public health officer into the chairmanship of the Assembly Health Committee, died Sunday after a long illness. Tucker, a Democrat whose district was centered in Inglewood and included parts of Lennox, El Segundo, Westchester and Los Angeles, was 70. Officials at Inglewood's Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, where Tucker died, did not provide details.