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California’s Epic Housing Fail

Posted August 25, 2016 by

California will not be spending $400 million for affordable housing this year, thanks to a mammoth strategic screw-up that should embarrass a state with a Democratic Governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature. While the legislative session has not ended, the deal conditioning
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California’s $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake!

Posted August 16, 2016 by Martin J. Bennett

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation boosting California’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour — a 50 percent increase that made the state’s minimum wage the highest in the nation. The hike will be phased in over six
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"Housing is A Human Right" mural by Megan Wilson and Christopher Statton, Clarion Alley Mural Project

Will $400 Million in Housing Funds Disappear?

Posted August 15, 2016 by

As California’s housing crisis worsens, the state’s allocation of $400 million for affordable housing is on life support. That’s because the $400 million was conditioned upon passage of Governor Brown’s housing “as of right” plan, and a labor, environmental and
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California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)

Posted August 9, 2016 by Rebecca Wegley

// On any given day in the United States, there are approximately 450,000 unsentenced people in jails awaiting trial or sentencing. In 2015, California alone accounted for about 10 percent of that figure, with 45,000 unsentenced people in jails across
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New Sentencing Report Shows CA Trends for 2009-2014

Posted July 28, 2016 by Erica Webster

// The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) criminal and juvenile justice interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2014. The map provides users with county-by-county visual comparisons illustrating law enforcement practices, incarceration rates, and trends over the
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