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Banking on a Better Pot System

Voice of San DiegoMarijuana might be legal in California, but banks and other financial institutions are still off limits to marijuana business owners. That’s because marijuana remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government. No access to banks means pot businesses go without basic finance operations, like opening a checking or savings account, wiring funds or accessing lines of credit.State Treasurer John Chiang, who’s also a candidate for governor, formed the Cannabis Banking Working Group to explore options for banking and regulating a budding industry that some expect to produce more than $6 billion in...

Gubernatorial Candidate, John Chiang Speaks to Planned Parenthood and Run Women Run about the Importance of More Women Running for Public Office

Pasadena, CA – Gubernatorial candidate John Chiang will be the honorary guest speaker at an annual event hosted by Planned Parenthood and “Men of Run Women Run.”  “Men of Run Women Run” is an appreciative event for male leaders who are standing side by side with women as they seek to run for public office and breaking down the barriers women face as they run in their quest for equity in California and in our country.On the evening of Friday, July 14th, Chiang will speak as the honorary guest for the annual Men of Run Women Run event."John Chiang...

Treasurer’s Office Will Provide $20 Million in Emergency Grants for Imperiled Community and Planned Parenthood Clinics

By Treasurer John ChiangCommunity clinics that provide vital services to California’s most vulnerable residents now are eligible to receive up to $20 million in one-time emergency grants to continue serving low-income and uninsured patients.The Community Clinic Lifeline Grant Program, authorized as part of the recently approved state budget, is a stop-gap measure to aid any community clinics in California, including Planned Parenthood. Recipients will be able to keep their doors open in the face of threatened severe cuts in federal government support.The temporary state funding will buy time for clinic managers and lawmakers to identify new revenue sources to...

John Chiang wants to save your family’s clinic from a Republican health care bill

Sacramento BeeAll three of Leticia Aguilar’s children got their shots at the Sacramento Native American Health Center. After her mother had a stroke, Aguilar took her there for every follow-up appointment. Aguilar and her husband got sober there. Now they take classes there that link them to their culture.For Aguilar, it is irreplaceable as a health center and a community center.But the midtown Sacramento clinic and more than 1,200 other health centers across California, many in isolated, rural communities, are at risk of closing or undergoing drastic changes if Congress enacts pending legislation to replace Obamacare, advocates...