12017Nov

Health advocates in Merced remain hopeful of getting green light in the future for proposed healthcare program

BY MARÍA G. ORTIZ-BRIONES | mortizbriones@vidaenelvalle.com After Merced County board of supervisors voted against a proposed healthcare program in the county that would have provided access to healthcare services to all residents, regardless of immigration status, health advocates and community members remain very hopeful. “Local health advocates, residents and, Merced Building Healthy Communities remain committed to…

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232017Oct

After County Votes Down Healthcare Program Community Is Still Hopeful

A proposed health care program in Merced County would allow all residents to access healthcare services, regardless of immigration status Merced, CA – On a three to two vote, Merced County Supervisors voted down the development of a county healthcare program for everyone in Merced County, regardless of immigration status (including the undocumented population).  This…

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172017Oct

Merced County Participatory Budgeting Process Hits Snag, Plows Ahead

The first-ever participatory budgeting process at the county level has not gone off without a hitch, but it is still going on. BY: JESSICA MCKENZIE OCT 17, 2017 At the end of the month, an elected official in Merced County, California, will lead her district in the first implementation of participatory budgeting at the county level—but unless…

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182017Sep

Nancy Reding: Three Merced supervisors took that money away from all of us

Re “Debate gets heated as Merced County leaders vote to end controversial funds” (Front page, Sept. 13): Merced County was on the verge of making history. Now, thanks to Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Supervisor Lloyd Pareira and Supervisor Jerry O’Bannon, the” District Project Funds” of $200,000 has been eliminated. These funds were voted by these three supervisors to…

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