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President Trump Repeals DACA and Punts to Congress Report on Federal Legislation

Earlier this month, President Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, phasing out protections from deportation proceedings for...

Final Four Weeks of Legislative Session                                                                   

The California Legislature returns from summer recess on Monday. In the four remaining weeks of the first year of the two-year 2017-18...

Equity As A Driver of Social Mobility

The community college system is one of California’s greatest public assets. Within the system’s expansive mission is the vision to use its programs and services towards efforts to help people – whether it’s...

Last week was the deadline for all bills to pass their house of origin. In order to remain active in the current legislative session, all Assembly bills must have passed to the State Senate and all Senate bills have passed into the State Assembly...

Legislators have begun conducting policy hearings to examine the impact of bills that were introduced earlier this year. These committee hearings provide an opportunity for community college advocates to weigh-in on the 100+ bills that will...

The state’s two largest public pension systems continue to struggle after major investment losses during the great recession and stock market crash in 2008 when CalPERS and CalSTRS lost approximately $100 billion and $68 billion respectively. The...

In mid-January, President Trump issued a series of executive orders impacting immigration and undoing some of the regulatory policies of the Obama Administration. While some orders were later held in court, the message that the Trump...

In the first day of the new legislative session, Legislators vowed to protect California students. The California Legislature returned to Sacramento, welcoming many new members. Senate and Assembly leaders wasted no time introducing bills to...