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California Policy Forum: The Winners, Losers, and the Silver Lining of the Proposed State Budget

When: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Where: 
This program is a webinar.
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Join us for an interactive webinar with Chris Hoene, Executive Director of the California Budget & Policy Center, and Nayantara Mehta, Senior Counsel, Alliance for Justice, West Coast Office, to learn about the budget’s implications for both grantmakers and nonprofits. We’ll also explore which human development priorities may be ripe for action and identify pathways for influence.  

Highlights of the proposed budget unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown in January include:

  • Rebuilding state reserves as stipulated by the passage of Proposition 2 last November
  • Increased funding for childcare, education, and career training (UC/CSU tuition increase deal breaker notwithstanding)
  • “Cap and trade” spending on climate change
  • Continuing support for healthcare related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Maintaining spending for corrections

According to a California Budget and Policy Center analysis, the proposed budget fails to “tackle California’s biggest challenges: high levels of unemployment and poverty, widening income inequality, and a safety net severely weakened by years of funding cuts.”
But there is a silver lining: nonprofits, philanthropy, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to advocate for future state revenues (which may be more than what’s officially anticipated) be directed toward projects and programs that address these challenges. Join us to learn more.

The California Policy Forum is a series of webinars presented in partnership by CalNonprofits, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers.


Fees:
No cost to participate

Who May Participate:
Current SCG, NCG, SDG and CalNonprofits members.

Registration:
Register online through ReadyTalk.

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