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The state must increase grant funding to help communities invest in much-needed broadband technology.
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A comprehensive proposal to reform the Cal Grant program addresses the racial disparities in the current financial aid system.
Children across California need the governor and California lawmakers to make smart, equitable investments in free school meals.
Water agencies need to invest in infrastructure and plan for drought to diversify their water supply portfolio and increase reliability.
The redistricting commission will use community input, along with the Census data, to draw the lines for up to 176 election districts.
New bill would limit sky-high fees that enrich utilities at the expense of ratepayers, but legislators may need a push.
The state should build on South Dakota’s model for ensuring that those with civil law issues don’t have to go it alone.
California’s drought intensifies its long-running conflict over allocation of water.
Keeping families housed should be a top priority as the state recovers from the pandemic.
The Legislature has a chance to transform the delivery of behavioral health services for children over the next five years.
Research shows that the more people stay in touch with their families while in jail, the better they do when they get out.
The American Dream and Promise Act recently passed by the House of Representatives is a positive step in the right direction.