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  • July 31

    Special Legislative Update

    Results of LPS Audit Released; California Supreme Court Rules in Alameda County Pension Case and other updates provided in link below.

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  • May 18

    Response to COVID-19

    California’s urban counties – representing more than 80 percent of the state’s population – provide critical public services in communities across the state. Most importantly, urban counties care for those …

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  • May 13

    Industry Guidance for Counties

    Governor Newsom announced new guidance for industries allowed to open statewide with modifications and some new guidance only for counties.

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  • February 24

    HCD Struggles to Keep Up with Workload

    State staffing challenges cause delays in carrying out homeless and housing programs.

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  • February 19

    Governor’s State of the State Address: Annotated

    The team at CalMatters annotates the Governor’s State of the State address.

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  • February 19

    Analysis: Newsom “Owns” Homelessness

    CalMatters’ analysis of Governor Newsom’s State of the State address focused on homelessness.

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  • February 10

    SB 50 is Dead: Now What?

    With the defeat of the SB 50, a controversial measure to reform local zoning practices, what will the Legislature and Governor do to address the state’s housing shortage?

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  • January 29

    UCC MFAR Letter

    UCC commented on the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR), which would severely impact California’s Medi-Cal program.

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  • January 23

    You’ve Just Been Named California’s Homelessness Czar — What’s Your First Move?

    CalMatters runs down solutions that have been discussed to address homelessness, rated for speed, cost, and political feasibility.

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  • January 13

    New York Times Interview With Dr. Margot Kushel

    Dr. Kushel has been studying the underlying causes and consequences of homelessness for more than twenty years.

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