Senator Tony Mendoza Announces Governor’s Approval of SB 4 to stabilize CalOptima, Orange County’s Managed Health Care System

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced Governor Jerry Brown’s approval of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) today. SB 4 preserves the stability and continuity of the CalOptima board by codifying the existing membership and qualifications to serve on its board of directors and by...

Fed Update: Proposed Budget Cuts Health Care, Education and Infrastructure Spending

Last week, President Trump proposed a $4.1 trillion federal budget for 2018. While it is still up to lawmakers to finalize the budget, it gives insight into the administration's priorities. It includes $1.4 billion toward school vouchers to bolster "school choice" programs in an effort...

Breaking News: Friday Marks Deadline for Bills to Make it Out of House of Origin

Lawmakers in Sacramento rush this week to meet a Friday deadline to pass bills out of their house of origin before they expire. The only bills exempt from the Friday deadline are those requiring a two-thirds vote, such as a proposal to revamp the state's...

Federal Update: Shutdown Avoided; Trump Reaches 100 Days; Health Care Reform

With a few hours left, a government shutdown was avoided with Congress passing a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for another week. House members voted 382-30 to approve the temporary measure, extending the deadline out to May 5 to reach a compromise on...

Breaking News: OCBC in Washington, D.C. Advocating for OC Priorities

OCBC is currently in Washington D.C. for the second part of its One Voice, Two Capitols Advocacy Trips, over 30 public and private Orange County leaders advocate for the Orange County economy and business community at the federal level. The trip began with a policy...