Bay Area elected officials are responding enthusiastically to Thursday’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the federal Affordable Care Act.
The decision, health and insurance officials say, perfectly positions California to add 6 million residents to the ranks of the insured by a 2014 deadline.
Archbishop George Niederauer is joining the campaign to overturn a new federal rule that requires religious hospitals, schools and charities to cover the cost of birth control for their employees.
Sen. Barbara Boxer was in Oakland Tuesday to promote a new transportation bill and to push for a revamped piece of the jobs bill that was recently voted down by Republicans.
California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein called on Congress to pass even stricter measures to prevent pipeline disasters like the one in San Bruno.
Californians have their dimmest view ever of Congress, according to a new poll, and the disapproval extends to both of California’s U.S. senators.
Construction has resumed on the new control tower at Oakland International Airport. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, who came to the airport Tuesday, warned that work could stop again unless Congress meets another funding deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Her proposal would maintain the current levels for the Transportation Trust Fund for the next two years.
A San Rafael man is set to be arraigned on charges that he made death threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer.
A former Marin County man has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to four months already served in jail for sending an email in which he threatened to shoot a U.S. senator unless the legislator voted to preserve endangered species protection for wolves.