Competitive Cal Grants help the state’s nontraditional college students cover tuition, fees, and basic living expenses. This Fact Sheet shows that even though the number of low-income and least represented students who qualify for this grant has risen significantly in the past 10 years, the supply of these grants remains inadequate for covering the demand.
The Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) is a policy advocacy and leadership training fellowship for cisgender and transgender women, genderqueer and non-binary people, and transgender men who want to build their skills to influence public policymaking at the state level. Executive Director Chris Hoene presented to the WPI on the state and local budget processes.
In the fall of 2006, with California’s prisons bulging at the seams and the state facing lawsuits targeting prison overcrowding, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used his executive authority to “temporarily house” California prisoners in private correctional facilities in other states. (The Legislature endorsed this policy soon after it was implemented.) Initially, the numbers were small: Within […]
This Fact Sheet discusses the key features of the California College Promise. Funded in the 2018-19 state budget, the Promise will provide state funding to community colleges to improve college readiness, increase completion rates, and close achievement gaps.
This Fact Sheet highlights how the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) could have reversed our state’s progress in extending health coverage to millions through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and warns that proposals to roll back health care reform could re-emerge in 2019.