• The State Budget and Education Funding: 2014-15 and Beyond

    The State Budget and Education Funding: 2014-15 and Beyond

    Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), in partnership with EdSource, presents California’s Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor on Governor Brown’s May Revision of the 2014-15 state budget, what it means for schools and the fiscal outlook for education funding generally. The Legislative Analyst’s Office has built an outstanding reputation for objective and useful analysis of complex [...]

    June 25, 2014
  • She Shares with the Honorable Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly

    She Shares with the Honorable Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly

    She Shares, launched in March 2012, is a 501(c)3 in partnership with the California Center for Civic Participation.  Produced by the Dewey Square Group, She Shares is a unique conversation series featuring trailblazing women leaders who have created a lasting impact for women in California and beyond. Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins has served in the California [...]

    June 17, 2014
  • In Memoriam – Senator John Vasconcellos

    In Memoriam – Senator John Vasconcellos

    SACRAMENTO –  Wednesday, June 11,  the California State  Senate held a  memorial service for the late State Senator and Assemblymember John Vasconcellos. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

    June 12, 2014
  • Giannini Foundation Climate Change Forum: Challenges to California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Giannini Foundation Climate Change Forum: Challenges to California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources

    California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer, with an output of $44.7 billion last year. The agricultural industry is a critical component of the Californian economy and it is the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to climate change. Agricultural production is directly linked to climate and therefore will likely be affected by [...]

    June 5, 2014
  • Press Conference: Immigration Reform Legislation & Ballot Initiative Announcement

    Press Conference: Immigration Reform Legislation & Ballot Initiative Announcement

    Senate Bill 396 will erase Proposition 187 from the code books. Senate Bill 1402 and Assembly Bill 692 will place an advisory question on November’s ballot asking California voters if Congress should immediately enact comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, and if the Federal Government should halt the deportations of noncriminal mothers and fathers of [...]

    June 3, 2014

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Department of Finance Discusses the 2014-15 California Budget

Department of Finance Discusses the 2014-15 California Budget

June 23, 2014

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Capitol Weekly & UC Center: Online Gaming Conference 2014

Capitol Weekly & UC Center: Online Gaming Conference 2014

June 2, 2014

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Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposals on Public Safety & Mental Health

Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Proposals on Public Safety & Mental Health

May 29, 2014

A series of recommendations to improve public safety by enhancing mental health care within the state’s criminal justice system and reducing recidivism among mentally ill offenders is being proposed by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and the Senate Democratic Caucus. The policy and budget proposals are guided by a new study conducted by Stanford Law School’s [...]

The Sacramento Press Club Welcomes The New California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

The Sacramento Press Club Welcomes The New California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

May 27, 2014

The Sacramento Press Club Welcomes The New California State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and The 2014 SPC Journalism Scholarship Recipients. Speaker Toni Atkins was given the highest honor by her colleagues this spring when they elected her to become California’s 69th Speaker of the state Assembly. A Democrat who spent eight years on the San Diego City Council, Atkins [...]

California Latino Agenda – Sacramento Summit

California Latino Agenda – Sacramento Summit

May 27, 2014

OPENING ADDRESS: THE POWER OF THE LATINO VOTE Raquel Donoso, CEO, Latino Community Foundation   COMMUNITY TOWN HALL Latino community leaders will discuss implementation of key 2013–2014 policy initiatives alongside  Latino Caucus members who will share their legislative perspective and insight.    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: THE CALIFORNIA BUDGET California Senator Mark Leno, 11th Senate District Did [...]

The California Legislative Women’s Caucus Outline Their Budget Priorities

The California Legislative Women’s Caucus Outline Their Budget Priorities

May 20, 2014

The Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus held a press conference to outline their budget priorities, and underscored the need for a budget that prioritizes the needs of working women and parents and the education of young children as a critical first step to closing the achievement gap. In letters sent to leaders [...]

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Released a Revised State Budge

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Released a Revised State Budge

May 19, 2014

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget today that provides health care to millions more Californians, pays down $11 billion in debt and fully funds the teachers’ retirement system over time. “This May Revision is good news for California,” said Governor Brown. “It shows that California can afford to provide health care [...]

LAO report The 2014-15 Budget: Overview of the May Revision.

LAO report The 2014-15 Budget: Overview of the May Revision.

May 19, 2014

The package continues to build reserves and pay down debts, including a new proposal to fund the teachers’ pension system over about 30 years. Our May revenue forecast projects $2.5 billion higher revenues compared with that of the administration—not substantially different given the size of the state budget. In addition, we project over $700 million [...]