A “Nickel a Drink” Tax Increase: How Would California’s Alcohol Industry Be Affected?

By Katherine Puliafico, MPP, 2009 In recent years California lawmakers have pushed for increases in alcohol taxes as a way to help close the budget gap.  But these proposed measures continue to be defeated in the legislature.  This is due, in large part, to resistance from the state’s alcohol industry.  Currently, California is the biggest … Continue reading A “Nickel a Drink” Tax Increase: How Would California’s Alcohol Industry Be Affected?

School-Based Health Outreach and Enrollment

By Bianca Louie, BA Public Policy, 2012 Author’s Note: Under the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare”), children are eligible for more choices and stronger coverage. Open enrollment in ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace began on October 1, making it easy for Californians to compare qualified health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they … Continue reading School-Based Health Outreach and Enrollment