Assemblyman Phil Ting
One vote per person: That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It’s called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.
KPIX 5 was at the State Capitol and watched the Assembly at work during the last two weeks of the session. Lawmakers were voting on hundreds of bills. But we noticed something strange: Many votes were being cast without anyone sitting in the chair.
Covered California is preparing to provide Californian’s with many options for obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but it faces issues when it comes to serving the needs of patients who can’t speak English.
Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.