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Webcast: PPIC Speaker Series – Corrections Reform in California

Webcast: PPIC Speaker Series – Corrections Reform in California

April 21, 2014

California is making historic changes to its corrections system, shifting key responsibilities from the state to the counties. This shift has reduced the number of people who are incarcerated and created a renewed interest in rehabilitation programs. Please join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion about corrections reform, from reducing recidivism to improving outcomes for [...]

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Department of Finance Briefing on Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

Department of Finance Briefing on Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

April 17, 2014

Following Governor Brown’s proclamation convening a special session of the Legislature, Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen held a briefing to discuss details of the proposal to strengthen the Rainy Day Fund. In January, Governor Brown proposed changes to the Rainy Day Fund to stabilize the state’s finances during swings in capital gains revenues, and [...]

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Latinas Paths to Power Webcast

Latinas Paths to Power Webcast

April 15, 2014

Latinas in California, and nationwide for that matter, continue to struggle with the lack of representation at the State Capitol.  Latinas reached a high mark for California State representation when 12 Latinas served in the Assembly and Senate in 2004.  Ten years later, the number of Latina representatives has since dropped down to seven.  Latinas [...]

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