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Supporting laws for premium pay pushed by special interests will force store closures, job losses and a higher cost of living for everyone.
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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.
It’s not too late for the state Legislature to fix this messy way of conducting a recall election: Here is a simple home-grown solution.
Canceling administrative fees and penalties at state’s colleges and universities would remove stumbling blocks for vulnerable students.
The California Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund would provide resources to address inequities that existed before the pandemic and worsened in its wake.
With dozens of bills on housing, the Legislature should keep in mind the right to citizen engagement in the local planning process.
The Legislature has a chance to transform the delivery of behavioral health services for children over the next five years.
The American Dream and Promise Act recently passed by the House of Representatives is a positive step in the right direction.