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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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January 23

Legislative Update

Vice-President Harris, Senator Padilla Sworn In; Senate Republic announce Leadership change; and several other updates provided in the link below.

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News and Press Releases

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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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Member Communications

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  • January 15

    Legislative Update

    Members Return; Budget Committees Receive Overview of Governor’s Budget Proposal; COVID-19 Vaccination Updates; and other updates provided in the link below.

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  • January 8

    Legislative Update Part 2

    Governor Newsom released his 2021-22 proposed state budget today. Detailed summary provided in the link below.

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  • January 7

    Legislative Update

    State Legislators scheduled to return to Capitol next week; Budget announcements to focus on Pandemic Recovery; COVID-19 vaccine updates and other updated provided in the link below.

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