California mulls letting adults add parents to health plans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the only state to let adult children add their parents as dependents to their health insurance plans, a policy proposal aimed at increasing insurance coverage among low-income people living in the country illegally who aren’t eligible for government-funded coverage.

Emergency Food Assistance for All Bill Advances

(Sacramento, CA) – AB 221 “Emergency Food Assistance for All”, joint-authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) David Chiu (D-San Francisco), and Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and principal co-authored by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) has passed out of the Assembly Human Services Committee on a 7-0 vote.

Free banking in California? New bill tackles access and racial equity

Escalating overdraft charges. Minimum balances. High ATM, check-cashing and debit card fees.

Banking can be expensive, especially for low-wage workers.

A score of California lawmakers have signed on to a new bill designed to offer Golden State households free financial services, taking on the state’s powerful banks at a time when easier access to banking services could help families cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.