California Celebrates the Repeal of the Maximum Family Grant

After more than two decades, California will finally repeal one of the discriminatory state laws in existence. Last Wednesday, California’s legislature and Governor Jerry Brown approved a $171 billion budget deal that repealed the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) Rule, a…
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Ending the Lifetime Ban on Public Assistance Will Help Set California on the Right Track

Here’s a quick question: When an inmate has completed his or her sentence and is released from prison, which would you rather they do? a)      Get training and a job, becoming part of the legal economy, or b)      Return to…
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Medi-Cal, California’s New Budget, and that Controversial Study

New study results from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment were released last week and similar to what I reported back in May, the results are creating controversy in the media – a controversy that has some connections to California’s just-released 2014-15 budget. For…
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Governor’s Budget to Include Clean Energy Investments for Underserved Communities

Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 510-926-4022; 415-846-7758 (cell) BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Policy experts at The Greenlining Institute joined with other advocates in responding with cautious optimism to reports today that Gov. Brown’s budget will begin to repay cap-and-trade proceeds borrowed…
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