The fiscal cliff looms. In just 26 days small businesses will be taxed if a deal is not reached. Tia Ewing breaks down how small businesses will be affected.
- New CDC Report Shares Effective Strategies for Reducing Health DisparitiesBy Fran KritzEvidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to several conditions, including HIV infection rates, immunization coverage and motor vehicle injuries and deaths, according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CD […]
- Fussy Infants and Toddlers Tend to Watch More MediaBy Fran Kritz Fussy babies and toddlers are more likely to be exposed to media, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data from 7,450 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study of children born in 2001, including information repor... […]
- Transitional Kindergarden Aims for a Lifelong BoostBy Lisa Renner State Senate Democrats are pushing for the expansion of transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in hopes that it will reduce costs in special education and incarcerations down the road. Transitional kindergarten, which started in ... […]
- Amid scandal, Senate committee approves political fundraising billsThe scandal-ridden state Senate took a step toward cleaning up its image Tuesday, when a key committee approved several bills aimed at purifying the role of money in California politics. Most of the bills were written or amended following the federal corruption investigation of Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and the record-setting FPPC fine on lobbyist Kev […]
- New legislation would require certification of massage parlor managersSeeking to work out the kinks in California's disputed massage regulations, Assembly members are poised to announce a bill giving local governments broader powers to crack down on wayward operators. In the years since California transferred oversigh... […]