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State Senator From Central, South Coasts Proposes Pro-Choice License Plates

A State Senator representing parts of the Central and South Coasts is proposing the sale of pro-choice license plates, with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services.

Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara has introduced a bill to allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer what she calls “California Trusts Women” plates.

Proceeds of the plates would benefit California’s programs which provide family planning services to 1.8 million Californians a year. 90% of the funding comes from the federal government. Jackson says with the Trump Administration and Congress threatening to cut that money, state funding will be needed to replace it. The money could also be used to fund Planned Parenthood programs.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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