The Budget Center’s annual policy conference took place Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Policy Insights was a chance to join hundreds of advocates, researchers, policymakers, funders, service providers, and other leaders in discussing how our state can broaden economic opportunity and help low-income families to advance.
For the California Federation of Teacher’s Convention 2019, celebrating its 100th anniversary, Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan presented for the workshop “Funding Education in California: Investing in Our Future.”
For the California Association for Bilingual Education’s (CABE) 2019 conference, Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan presented on how to navigate the state budget process so that educators can advocate for dual language learners.
Hosted by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration, the 2019 Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference is the leading annual event for self-advocates, families, providers, and anyone who wants to build a better today and tomorrow for people with developmental disabilities. Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the 2019-20 state budget proposal.
For the California State Student Association’s “California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) 2019,” Policy Analyst Amy Rose presented on the 2019-20 state budget proposal through the lens of higher education and discussed her research on creating an affordable-college model for California.
Hosted by Northern California Grantmakers, this event featured a panel of experts, including Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene, discussing Governor Gavin Newsom’s first budget and what it means for families and communities across California.
This webinar discussed how the budget and policy bill processes are related and how to work within them to advance public policy changes.
Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher and State Policy Fellow Esi Hutchful discussed the social and economic context in which Governor Newsom is crafting the 2019-20 state budget, with an specific focus on San Joaquin County, and provided an overview of the investments in the 2019-20 state budget proposal that impact children and families.
This webinar looked at the significant unmet need for subsidized child care and development programs in our state. Experts on California’s subsidized child care system discussed the importance of child care assistance for our state’s children and families and how Governor Newsom’s budget plans to invest in these vital programs.
For the California Health Care Foundation’s Medi-Cal briefing, Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of Medi-Cal, including the people it serves, the services it provides, and the financing of the program.