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July Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
07/26/2018

The July Roundup looks at our continuing efforts on the 2020 Census, funding efforts related to addressing the family separation crisis at the southern border, efforts by New York funders as they relate to the closure of prisons and a deep dive on the proposed gas tax repeal in the state.

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June Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/28/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

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Opportunity Zones: Tying Economic Development with Equitable Outcomes

Publication date: 
06/20/2018

In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones, a new community investment program for rural and low-income urban communities. Opportunity Zones enable private investors with capital gains tax liabilities to receive competitive tax breaks for investing in these designated areas. Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved designation areas for over 8,000 Opportunity Zones across the country.

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A Roadmap for 2020 Census: Securing a Fair and Accurate Count of Latinos in California

Publication date: 
04/16/2018

Latino Community Foundation and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund joined forces to produce this roadmap to secure a fair and accurate count in the midst of unprecedented challenges. Specifically, the brief sets forth the importance of the 2020 Census for California, examines the Census Bureau’s preparation for this count and the role of Congress, and outlines key lessons from the 2000 and 2010 Censuses.

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View From the North: Northern California Counties Attempt to Raise Revenue for Childcare

Publication date: 
04/11/2018

During the June 2018 election, residents in a few Northern California counties will consider ballot measures that intend to create childcare program subsidies for low- and middle-income families. Advocates of the ballot measures hope that these subsidies can alleviate families of the high cost of childcare, help parents get back to work after the birth of a child, and better prepare children for preschool.

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Counting All Californians in the 2020 Census

Publication date: 
12/11/2017

Independent researcher and demographer Dr. William P. O’Hare published a report on the changing demographics of California and their impact on the 2020 Census. The report focuses on the fastest growing groups in the state as well as the largest nine counties. Dr. O’Hare notes that persons in the aforementioned categories include hard-to-count (HTC) communities that are likely to be missed in the Census. Despite the state’s efforts and resources in place to make sure there is a complete count in California, the underfunding of the 2020 Census increases the risks of higher undercounts.

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