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2016 Issue Briefs


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Assisted Living

Legislature Appoints New Committee Chairs
The Assembly Speaker and Senate Pro Tem have announced their picks on several key aging-related committees in the State Legislature. Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), the first Indian American to serve in the California Legislature will chair the only standing committee on Aging in the Legislature.

Affordable Senior Housing

Legislature Starts Strong on Housing
As legislators returned to Sacramento to begin the 2017-2018 legislative session, Democratic lawmakers wasted no time in introducing bills to address one of California’s biggest issues – housing.

Skilled Nursing

California’s $1.9 Billion Budget “Miscalculation” in Medi-Cal Program Leads to Deficit
Governor Jerry Brown’s Administration admitted that they had “miscalculated” costs in the state’s Medi-Cal program last year, contributing to this year’s $1.6 billion deficit. Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer noted, “There’s no other way to describe this other than a straight up error in accounting, which we deeply regret.”