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February Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
02/15/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup highlights three bills moving through the State Legislature: one that seeks to address the effects of capping the state and local tax deduction for federal taxes; one dealing with homelessness; and one expanding pay-for-success in an effort to reduce recidivism. As uncertainty looms over the future of immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the federal level, we summarize the California Budget and Policy Center’s analysis of the economic impact tied to DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers. We also take a look a recent report by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office recommending to modify food and income benefits for some of California’s more vulnerable, and we examine the California Poverty Measure, which correlates the high costs of housing with higher poverty levels.

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From Global Goals to Local Impact: How Philanthropy Can Help Achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in the U.S.

Publication date: 
02/08/2018

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a historic global consensus about the shared responsibility that all nations have in achieving global development. The SDGs have the potential to be revolutionary for people around the world and the planet.

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Landscape Analysis of Recruitment of Resource Families for Children Ages 0-5 in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
02/07/2018

As has been documented by the County, external stakeholders and others, there is a crisis in the foster care system in Los Angeles County. There are simply not enough suitable placements - generally called foster homes - for children who are temporarily removed from their birth-parents for their safety. 

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Analysis on California Senate Bill 5 (De Leon) / Proposition 68

Publication date: 
02/06/2018

On June 5, 2018, California voters will decide on Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure focused on providing adequate and clean water, parks and recreation improvements, capital investments for flooding control and addressing climate change. Senate Bill 5 (De León) placed this bond measure on the ballot. The bond measure aims to promote equitable access to clean water and parks and recreation for underserved low-income communities.

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Addressing California's Food and Income Security for a Vulnerable Community

Publication date: 
02/06/2018

In a recent report, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) initiated a study of the potential effects of ending the cash-out process for the Supplementary Security Income (SSI) / State Supplementary Payment (SSP) program. SSI / SSP provides monthly cash grants to low-income aged, blind, and disabled persons in California. SSI is the federally funded portion of the program, while SSP is funded through state funds.

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Opposition to the Department of Justice’s Request to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

Publication date: 
01/26/2018

In the last two weeks, SCG has taken action to support an accurate and fair count in the 2020 Census.

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Santa Barbara County’s Participation in the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Local Update of Census Addresses” Program

Publication date: 
01/26/2018

In the last two weeks, SCG has taken action to support an accurate and fair count in the 2020 Census.

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Publication date: 
01/19/2018

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years even as the country becomes more diverse.

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Southern California Disaster Resources

Publication date: 
01/09/2018

Our heartfelt thoughts go out to our members, partners, friends and everyone affected. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters.

 

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