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NEWS
April 14, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson declared his opposition Monday to a comprehensive overhaul of the state's health insurance laws, throwing his support behind a series of proposals he predicted would make small businesses more likely to insure their employees. Wilson rejected plans proposed by the California Medical Assn.
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NEWS
January 7, 1992 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 10 years, Martha's Cafe had this part of the Mojave Desert almost all to itself. It stands 25 miles east of Barstow on what was California 91, once the main Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas road, and it was a popular stop for motorists. Then, in 1962, Interstate 15 was opened. California 91 was virtually abandoned. Whole stretches of it just disappeared. "The new freeway robbed me of my highway trade," sighed 86-year-old Martha Linden, who stands a lively 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 185 pounds.
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of Californians without medical insurance grew from about 5.2 million to almost 6 million during a recent three-year period, and almost 90% of the uninsured are people who work for a living and their families, according to a UCLA study released Tuesday. The report by the UCLA School of Public Health analyzes the swelling ranks of medically uninsured Californians at a time of mounting public concern about the problem but little legislative momentum toward a solution.
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The number of Californians without medical insurance grew from about 5.2 million to almost 6 million during a recent three-year period, and almost 90% of the uninsured are people who work for a living and their families, according to a UCLA study released Tuesday. The report by the UCLA School of Public Health analyzes the swelling ranks of medically uninsured Californians at a time of mounting public concern about the problem but little legislative momentum toward a solution.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1991 | JANE APPLEGATE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's small-business owners may have a tougher time being heard in Sacramento after the demise last week of the legislative subcommittees serving small-business interests. Both the Senate and Assembly small-business select committees fell victim to budget cuts forced by the passage of Proposition 140. Proposition 140, sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum, calls for the cuts of up to 48% in the Assembly and Senate's $219-million operating budget.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1990 | HARRY ANDERSON
Drive down the streets of any black neighborhood in California's big cities and look at who has been buying the liquor stores and beauty parlors and convenience markets and gas stations and fast-food places. Immigrants, mostly. From South Korea, India, Vietnam and elsewhere. There is no shortage of long-established black-owned businesses, but not much evidence of new black entrepreneurs in black neighborhoods. What's happening here?
NEWS
May 18, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With election year politics slowing progress on major health insurance legislation, Assembly Republicans on Thursday offered a modest plan to lower the cost of insurance in hopes that more small businesses will provide it for their employees. But the GOP lawmakers and a coalition of business representatives rejected the idea of requiring employers to provide coverage, saying such a mandate would drive many small companies out of business.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1990 | JANE APPLEGATE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Entrepreneurs looking for opportunities in California might consider getting into the apparel industry, starting a biotechnology firm or opening a temporary help agency, according to an economic report released Wednesday by Wells Fargo Bank. These areas are particularly attractive for future growth, but small businesses throughout California are thriving, according to Douglas Freeman, executive vice president of the business banking group at Wells Fargo.
NEWS
March 29, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown acknowledged Wednesday that he faces long odds in the fight to require all California employers to provide health benefits to their workers. But he had some advice for anyone who doubts that he can do it: "Never, never, never bet against me," he said.
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