Highland Community News

Governor Brown Signs Legislation

April 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

SB 28 by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – State public employment: memoranda of understanding: approval.

SB 47 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – Budget Act of 2016.

SB 48 by the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review – State public employee benefits.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

Informational Video Highlights Why Californians Need a Healthy Medi-Cal System

May 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA—Just as legislative action at the federal level threaten to strip Medi-Cal coverage from vulnerable Californians, Dr. Richard Pan joined the California Coverage and Health Initiatives in recognizing the importance of access to health care in the lives of Californians. 

Measure gives researchers access to data needed to comprehensively Conduct their research on firearm violence and prevention

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 536, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, to provide much-needed data to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, passed the California State Senate today on a vote of 25-13. 

April 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and author of legislation aimed at boosting vaccine rates, hailed new data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) demonstrating that, in its first year of implementation, Senate Bill 277 is raising school vaccine rates to levels not seen in a decade and a half.