Lawmakers Give Initial OK to Medi-Cal ExpansionState lawmakers have given initial approval to bills that would expand Medicaid to more than 1 million low-income Californians, a critical step to implementing federal health care reforms.
$60.4B Proposed Federal Aid May Include Money For Tsunami Clean UpA proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it’s not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Port Expansion Pushes Oakland Film Center Off Army BaseThe businesses that make up the Oakland Film Center must leave the Oakland Army Base by January to keep an expansion project at the Port of Oakland on schedule, Mayor Quan said Wednesday.
Bay Area School Districts Drop Bid For Federal FundsTwo of the largest school districts in the area are abandoning their joint effort to bring in millions of dollars in federal funds through the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program.
Millions In Funds Sent To Bay Area For Transportation ImprovementsThe Obama administration is sending millions of dollars to the Bay Area to help pay for transportation improvements. The money will go to San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood and the Port of Oakland.
San Francisco Gets OK To Proceed With Subway Work Federal officials have given San Francisco the green light to proceed with major construction work for its $1.6 billion subway expansion project.
Oakland Public Health Institute Gets Huge Boost In Federal FundingU.S. Rep. Barbara Lee announced Friday that the Oakland-based Public Health Institute will receive $209.5 million in “cooperative agreement” funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Bay Area Congresswoman Pushes Funding For ‘Next Generation’ 911 SystemThe "Next Generation 911" system would allow callers to text, send photos and video to 911 dispatch centers.
San Jose Firefighters Rehired, Fire Engines Back In ServiceThe 49 positions that were lost last year have been filled by some returning to the department and others making a lateral move from another city.
Beaten Giants Fan's Doctor Calls For More Funding For Brain InjuriesHe called on the federal government to better fund research of traumatic brain injuries.
California Among Nine States Vying For Education FundingCalifornia will once again be looking to get a piece of the $500 million before offered in the latest "Race to the Top" federal program.
Phil Matier: Thank Florida For Funding California's High Speed RailCalifornia's roughly $300 million share will be used for a 20-mile stretch of the rail project in the Central Valley.