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July 2010

Postcards from the Edge: Help Restore Child Welfare Services Funding

CSAC, along with a broad coalition of associations and child welfare groups, is working to bring Child Welfare and Foster Care Services back from the brink after the Governor vetoed $80 million in CWS funding last fall. Counties can help by participating in a quick and easy electronic postcard campaign.

CSAC Institute Rolls Out Distinguished Faculty

Since its inception in 2009, the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government has made it a priority to attract quality faculty to teach our courses. At no time is this more apparent than in our upcoming August courses, which focus on three timely subjects: pensions, social services and county finances. The course instructors read [...]

California’s Water Woes Continue

It may be near 100 degrees in Sacramento, but the rain seems to be falling on the water bond parade, as lawmakers attempt to delay the measure until the 2012 ballot.  Both Gov. Schwarzenegger and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg have urged the Legislature to delay the $11 billion general-obligation bond package, originally slated [...]

Managing Seriously Ill Prison Inmates: Should California Join Other States in Offering Medical Parole?

Senator Mark Leno’s medical parole bill is now in the Assembly awaiting a fiscal hearing. What do counties think about the policy?

Introducing The CSAC Bulletin, Our New E-Publication

You’ve come to rely on CSAC as a source of thorough, factual information regarding countless budget and policy topics.  We’ve faithfully filled your inboxes with weekly Legislative Bulletins and Around Our Counties, ensuring that you are always provided with the most up-to-date knowledge on what is happening at both the county and state levels. We are [...]