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No closer to funding mandate
San Bernardino Sun

Despite the near certainty of a major earthquake at some point in California’s future – and the risk of collapsing hospital buildings — lawmakers have not made a broad-based attempt to secure public financing to help hospitals meet stringent seismic safety requirements for a decade.

The past several years of budget deficits mean hospitals cannot ask Sacramento for money, and lobbying the federal government is likely to be a fruitless endeavor, said Jan Emerson-Shea, vice president of the California Hospital Association.