Judge throws out measure to force new L.A.-only health department

January 24, 2014 11:20 PM

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Judge throws out measure to force new L.A.-only health department

A judge has struck down a ballot measure that would force the city of Los Angeles to launch its own health department separate from the county's.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Linfield ruled Friday that the measure slated for the June ballot would conflict with state law if passed and would "impermissibly interfere with essential government functions."

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