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SB1

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State legislators have fast-tracked Senate Bill 1, the California Environmental, Public Health and Workers Defense Act of 2019. It is sweeping legislation that would lock current standards in place through January 20, 2025, the last day of Donald Trump's presidency if he were to win a second term. Proponents see SB1 as an insurance policy against potential federal rollbacks of environmental and worker safety standards. But opponents say it could stall negotiations over water supplies and hurt farmers.

 

On this week’s Valley Edition: The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings on the 2015 medevac helicopter crash that killed four people in the Valley. 

We also hear from both sides of the Senate Bill 1 debate -- that’s the state bill that aims to safeguard California from rollbacks in federal laws like the Endangered Species Act.

Later, we’ll introduce you to a young Mariachi singer from Delano. She’s just recorded her first album, and now she’s on her way to Harvard.