Thursday, May 28, 2015

Immigrant Health, Welfare, Aid in Dying Bills Pass Key Hurdle

A wave of bills dealing with immigrant rights, welfare and health care issues passed a final hurdle in the State Senate, clearing the way for votes in the full Senate next week. The measures include bills to expand health coverage for undocumented immigrants, hike California’s minimum wage, end a ban on financial assistance for children born in welfare families, and legalize physician aid in dying for terminally ill patients. The measures passed out of a key Senate fiscal committee Thursday. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.