In his first budget, Governor Gavin Newsom identified three investment themes: an effective government, promoting affordability and opportunity, and supporting just and dignified treatment for all Californians. The 2019-20 Governor’s Budget embraces and builds upon California Community Colleges’ efforts to create a skilled and educated workforce through responsive educational programs, and quality, affordable transfer education for all Californians.


During this month's webinar League staff provided a summary of the active bills in the last weeks of the legislative session. To download the webinar's PPT, click here. Please save the date for next month's webinar sche


During this month's webinar League staff provided a summary of the active bills in the last weeks of the legislative session. To download the webinar's PPT, click here. Please save the date for next month's webinar sche


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:


On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Governor Brown released his 2018-19 state budget proposal – a cautious approach to spending that acknowledges both federal and state economic volatility and uncertainty.


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