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Essential Politics: Healthcare stumbles, California's budget is law

Essential Politics: Healthcare stumbles, California's budget is law

Set aside all of the rhetoric for a moment about what did, or didn’t, happen on Capitol Hill in the last 24 hours, and there’s one unmistakable truth: Republican efforts to scrap the Affordable Care Act aren’t popular enough right now to pass.

That might change. But for now, it’s a big setback for GOP leaders and President Trump.

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and we’ve got a newly enacted state budget to talk about — one that grows California’s cash reserves to a level unseen in modern history.

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