June 4, 2002

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ACTION BEGINS: After starting their deliberations today, the Conference Committee is scheduled to begin looking at the proposed health care cuts tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5, at 10:00am, in Room 4203 of the Capitol in Sacramento. they are expected to move quickly through the agenda. They have copies of their agenda (with the budget items and the differences in the Assembly and Senate version) at

The Conference Committee includes: Senate Budget Chair Steve Peace (D), Senate Budget Vice Chair Dick Ackerman (R), Senator Wes Chesbro (D), Assembly Budget Chair Jenny Oropeza (D), Assembly Budget Vice Chair John Campbell (R), and Assemblymember Darrell Steinberg (D).

We’ll update our Legislative Scorecard (attached) with any actions from the committee tomorrow.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Due to scheduling, the press conference to highlight the 100+ organizations in support of upper tax bracket increases is now scheduled for MONDAY, JUNE 17TH, at 10:00AM, at ROOM 1190 (the Governor’s Press Room.) We continue to seek your participation, and your assistance in reaching out to a wider network of organizations. More information (and an updated list of signatories) shortly.

Anthony E. Wright

Director of Organizing

Health Access

1127 11th St., #234, Sacramento, CA 95814

Ph: 916-442-2308, Fx: 916-497-0921

Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.
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