Drug Transparency Bill May Be First in Nation

A bill in the California Legislature that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to explain the prices for their expensive products is thought to be the first legislative attempt of its kind in the country. The bill — AB 463, by Assembly member David Chiu (D-San Francisco) — would require drugmakers to report profits and production expenses Read More »

New State Law Allows Community Colleges To Offer Four-Year Degrees

A new state law due to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, creates a pilot program under which 15 California community colleges can offer four-year degrees as long as they do not duplicate the fields of study offered by the University of California or California State Universities. Some proposed degrees are in health care fields. … Read More »

The Governor Completes Final Actions

While the 2013-14 Legislative Session adjourned the morning of Saturday August 30, the Governor had until September 30 to take final action on legislation.  In total, the Governor received 1074 bills, of which he signed 930, vetoed 143 and only one bill became law without his signature. Here is a quick rundown on the Governor’s Read More »