Bay Area / California

Working Families Big Winners of CA Tax Credit Expansion

Posted June 27, 2017 by Bobbi Murray

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) There’s good news for low-income Californians tucked within the massive state budget document Governor Jerry Brown is set to sign this week, including a measure that advocates estimate could benefit more than
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Rocky Times for Libby Schaaf

Posted June 22, 2017 by

These are not the best of times for Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf. Now routinely booed at public appearances, Schaaf  is grappling with big city challenges without the power of most big city mayors. I’ve been a big fan of Schaaf’s
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Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Posted June 22, 2017 by Maureen Washburn

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill
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Berkeley’s Attack on Housing

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Berkeley has gotten national publicity recently over alt-right activists using the city to wage fake battles over “free speech.” Now Berkeley could get on the national map for a different reason: its city government wants to slash housing construction despite
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