SB 654: New Parent Leave Act almost died in this legislative session but has been revived. According to the First 5 Association, the bill would allow new parents, including domestic partners or foster parents and adoptive parents, to take up to six weeks of parental leave to bond with … Continue reading
Senator Mike McGuire requested an audit of the use of psychotropic medication in foster care. Check out a report here. The audit found that 12% of foster children in California are prescribed psychotropic medication, with an average of 10 prescriptions per child. Read a summary of the report. … Continue reading
SB 1107 would lift the current ban on voluntary public financing of campaigns. Its proponents are co-sponsoring the bill with the intent of limiting “Big Money” influence on elections.
Here’s a summary from the Assembly’s analysis:
[SB 1107] allows state and local governments to offer public … Continue reading
For the advocacy project I did a lot of organizing and networking with peers about the project. I also spent a lot of time in group meetings. Some of the meetings were with the whole class and some were with my video group. We had one meeting in which we all discussed the negotiations and… Continue reading
In lieu of a “final,” I wanted to ask you to share your thoughts on CD 479 this semester. Post your responses in the “comments.” Please post your comments before Tuesday, May 10.
1) What is one thing that you learned about policy from doing your policy analysis that … Continue reading
Young America’s Foundation The Young America’s Foundation was founded on September 11, 1960. The Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that an increasing numbers of young Americans understand and is inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. This foundation specializes in helping young people advance […] Continue reading
Governor Wolf signs legislation to help people with disabilities Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania signed the “Achieving A Better Life Experience” act known as “ABLE”. This act allows for individuals to put aside money for future costs related to a disability of a family member, by the creation of tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities. Continue reading
My advocacy project focused on the current issue between CFA and CSU faculty. The main issue that the CSU faculty was striking for was a 5% increase in pay and a 2.65% service salary increase. We joined forces with the slogan “Fight for Five” and added numbers to the goal for our project was to […] Continue reading