This event provided updates from public policy experts working in Washington and California as they share the latest on how the tax policy landscape could change under this new administration. Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered his presentation “The Implications of Federal Budget & Tax Proposals for California.”
For the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute, Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered, “Dollars and Democracy: An Introduction to the State Budget Process.” This presentation provided an overview of the state budget process, including the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and the public. » Read more about: Women’s Policy Institute »
As part of the Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, the California Budget & Policy Center joined with the California Community Foundation in hosting a county budgeting training. This two part event explained county budgeting in California and discussed specific ways that you can engage with the process and county budget advocacy.
The Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH) hosted its annual conference with the theme: YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard). Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin, along with Housing Data Analyst Danielle M. Mazzella of California Housing Partnership, delivered the workshop, “Using Data to Inform Poverty Alleviation and Housing Policy.”
The Budget Center hosted a #CutPovertyCA Twitter chat to discuss the 2016 Census poverty figures for California and what they mean for our state. The chat was an opportunity to share different perspective on poverty and discuss ways that policymakers and other key players could help address economic hardship and broaden prosperity.
For the Courage Campaign’s “California Progressive Convening: The Future of California’s Leadership on Health Care,” Director of Research Scott Graves served on the panel, “On the Road to Universal Access and Care,” where he delivered his presentation, “Single-Payer Health Care in California: Goals and Challenges.”
For the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition’s monthly advocacy call, Director of Research Scott Graves delivered his presentation, Single-Payer Health Care in California: Ambitious Goals, Big Questions. Scott discussed what single payer is and how it would work, along with potential impacts and implications. » Read more about: Advocacy Call for the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition »
The California Asset Building Coalition (CABC) hosted its Annual Capitol Day, which was an opportunity for the coalition to meet with State legislators about CABC’s policy agenda. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene discussed the latest on the federal budget debate and potential implications for our state, as well as the appropriations landscape.
The Sierra Health Foundation’s Center for Health Program Management hosted a webinar on justice reinvestment for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI). Director of Research Scott Graves presented, “Criminal Justice Reforms and County Budgets: A Bird’s-Eye View,” which provided an overview of recent changes in state criminal justice policy that have affected counties.
The Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley brought together young leaders from all over the state to talk about their generation’s vision for a better future in the Golden State. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves served on a panel discussion exploring emerging health care challenges for young people in California.