GOP Plan To Trim Insurance Benefits Might Not Tame Premiums

As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key provision in the federal health law that conservatives believe is raising insurance costs. Conservatives from the House Freedom Caucus and members of a more moderate group of House Republicans, the Tuesday Group, are working on changes to the GOP health overhaul bill that was pulled unceremoniously by...

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Joe Livernois interivew

by Ben Adler

Pacific Grove, CA – While the June primary has some statewide races that polls show a lot of voters have found uninspiring, there's no shortage of political drama here at the local level. KAZU's Ben Adler previews the Monterey County races and issues with Joe Livernois, interim city editor at the Monterey County Herald.

Monterey County Measure A preview

by Ben Adler

Monterey, CA – If your morning commute is more like a morning crawl, Monterey County elected officials have a message for you - help could be on the way. That help, they say, is Measure A - the half-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday's primary ballot. The measure would help fund transportation projects throughout the county. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.

Monterey, CA – As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made headlines denouncing Israel and challenging U.S. nuclear weapons policy, the man charged with watching Iran's nuclear program was in Monterey this week. Mohamed ElBaradei, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke to about 200 people Tuesday at the Monterey Convention Center at an event sponsored by the Monterey Institute of International Studies. KAZU's John Sepulvado reports.

Fort Ord, CA – This Memorial Day holiday brings news on efforts to build a cemetary at Fort Ord. A lack of money has stymied plans for the cemetary for almost 10 years, but now state and federal lawmakers say they have a plan -- a third way, as they describe it -- to get funding for the cemetary. KAZU's John Sepulvado reports.

Monterey, CA – This weekend, the Monterey Bay Aquarium wants you to think about the fish you eat - not the fish you see in the tanks. It's the Aquarium's annual Cooking for Solutions event, which focuses attention on sustainable seafood. KAZU's Ben Adler speaks with Rick Bayless, host of Mexico: One Plate at a Time on PBS, founder of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in downtown Chicago and the honored chef at Cooking for Solutions 2006.

Monterey, CA – Jim Bogart with the local Grower-Shipper Association, United Farm Workers vice president Efrem Barajas and former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta react to President Bush's speech Monday night on immigration.

Sacramento, CA – After months of bickering and bargaining, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state legislature finally agreed on a series of bond measures late Thursday night - or, since it was sometime around 3am, let's say early Friday morning. The governor first proposed what he calls his Strategic Growth Plan at his State of the State address in January.

Monterey, CA – "I was born in 1924. And this is the dirtiest political race I've ever seen." -- from the documentary "Swing State Ohio"

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