Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items. Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”
Coinciding with Ladauto Si Week, the CCC is pleased to report that Governor Newsom’s May budget revision allocates $454 million to clean up lead and arsenic that has polluted homes and neighborhoods near the toxic Exide battery recycling facility in Southeast Los Angeles.
California Catholic Conference - in conjunction with Catholic Charities of California – is advocating for an allocation in the General Fund to fully fund CalFresh services for California families. CalFresh is one of the most critical supports for struggling families in the state.
Governor Newsom has signed into law a bill aimed at providing help to single parents in college as they balance classwork and parenting. One of our Catholic Advocacy Day bill, the Conference has been working diligently on the passage of AB 809 for the entire session
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently approved a new pastoral letter - Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – examining the “persistent” history of racism in this nation.