On Sunday, California lawmakers approved a $156.4 billion state budget plan that includes several provisions that affect the state Department of Health Care Services, the Department of Public Health and other health care-related agencies, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The plan was approved by a 25-11 vote in the state Senate, with one Republican lawmaker voting in favor of the proposal, and by a 55-24 vote along party lines in the Assembly. The budget proposal now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who has until the end of June to sign it. Read more here.