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The Budget Center hosted a webinar designed to help advocates and other Californians to better understand how the budget and policy bill processes are related and how to work within them to advance public policy changes.

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As part of our Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, this webinar featured three seasoned public policy advocates who shared their insights and experiences as well as best practices related to navigating the state budget and policy bill processes:

  • Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Ronald E. Coleman, Director of Policy and Legislative Advocacy, Health Access California
  • Tia Orr, Director of Government Relations, SEIU California

In addition, Scott Graves, the Budget Center’s Director of Research,  provided a brief description of the budget and policy bill processes and highlighed key factors that help to determine whether a proposal moves through the Legislature on the policy bill track or the budget track (or both). Scott’s comments drew from our latest guide, Dollars and Democracy: Understanding How the State Budget Process Relates to the Policy Bill Process.

Learn more about our Policy Perspectives Speaker Series.

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