Advocacy for California's Community Colleges

Advocacy is an essential means to strengthen and support California Community Colleges. The League's Government Relations office represents the CEOCCC and CCCT boards' local perspective before the Legislature and Executive Branch.

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Bill Tracking

Review the latest updates on bills tracked by League staff, including the official positions of the League on each bill.

Issue Briefs and Talking Points

Access documents to assist you in your advoacy efforts.

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Government Relations Newsletter

This monthly newsletter provides updates about what is happening within the State Capitol and the League’s Government Relations office, including bills moving through the legislative process and budgets being proposed.

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Federal Advocacy

The League's advocacy efforts on the federal level.

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Legislative Updates

On June 14, the California Legislature approved the 2018-19 Budget Act with over $200 billion in spending and $17.1 billion in reserves.

The budget process is in its final weeks and details are evolving. Over the next couple of weeks, it will be critical for community colleges to advocate with a unified voice as we respond to a complex budget that presents many opportunities.

This morning,  Governor Brown released the final May Revision of his tenure. In doing so, he emphasized his higher education priorities, including two signature proposals - a new fully online community college focused on innovations in online learning and a new student-focused funding formula – both of which maintained prominent investments in the 2018-19 May Revision.

This year, various budget and legislative proposals have been introduced that would increase the amount of financial aid available for community college students.

This month the League’s Legislative Webinar discussed the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and the implementation of new laws that affect facilities financing for California Community College districts.  Guest presenters included: