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SCG Policy Updates

Friday, November 10, 2017

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, launching a new era in the consumption, marketing, taxation and regulation of for what decades has been California’s largest cash crop, marijuana.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown finished signing and vetoing bills this past Sunday. He signed 859 bills sent to him by the Legislature, and vetoed 118 bills. The Governor signed a legislative package meant to address the affordable housing crisis in...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution mandates a counting of every person living in the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. The next decennial census will be conducted in 2020. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an...

Monday, October 9, 2017

The combination of higher demand for housing and insufficient supply in California has driven a rapid rise in housing costs.  According to a recent report by The McKinsey Global Institute, more than 50 percent of the state’s households are unable...

Monday, October 9, 2017

The White House has proposed an outline for tax policy changes, entitled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.”  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

As we barrel down the end of the legislative season and race to SCG’s Annual Conference next Tuesday, September 26, the September Public Policy Roundup provides key updates on legislation, immigration, the federal budget, and many more topics. We...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The California Policy Forum explored the state’s current political landscape as the 2018 elections commence, and what trends philanthropy should be alert to during this time.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

On behalf of San Diego Food Funders, I am writing to express our support of SB 138 (McGuire), the Count Me In: Expand Access to School Meals bill. This legislation will improve school districts’ ability to identify low-income...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SCG’s Public Policy Team has been working with partners on several advocacy fronts related to the ability for philanthropy and nonprofits to serve our communities. This month’s Public Policy Roundup provides legislative updates on AB 1250 (Jones-...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

On July 20, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) held their Monthly Immigration Policy Call. SCG has provided highlights from the call.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

This memorandum analyzes a recently passed legislative package that extends the state’s Cap-and-Trade program and increases community-level monitoring of air pollution.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

On behalf of more than 300 foundations, funders, and grantmakers of Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), we write to urge your “no” on Assembly Bill 1250 (Jones-Sawyer).

Monday, July 31, 2017

SCG’s Public Policy Roundup is available to all of our members; please feel free to share with your colleagues by adding them to the Roundup list here...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As part of SCG’s work to support a healthy nonprofit ecosystem, we recently concluded a year-long initiative to educate California state government and local officials about new federal contracting rules on indirect cost reimbursement, known as...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Among the challenges nonprofits face in providing high-quality service and producing strong outcomes to their work, managing the limited overhead allowed by most private and government grant and contracts is one of the toughest.