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CHEAC Launches Public Health Heroes Campaign

This week, the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) launched “Public Health Heroes for Recovery,” a campaign to honor local leaders across sectors who are partnering with public health officials to save lives and protect their communities from COVID-19. Californians from business and labor, local community, faith and non-profit organizations, and the arts are…

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On First Days in Office, President Biden Issues Flurry of Executive Actions

Almost immediately following his inauguration on Wednesday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. issued a flurry of executive orders and directives to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and economic challenges being experienced throughout the country. President Biden additionally unveiled his Administration’s 200-page National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness laying out a series of…

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State Auditor Issues High-Risk Report on Federal COVID-19 Funding

This week, California State Auditor Elaine Howle issued a report detailing the state’s management and administration of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) appropriated to California by Congress in March 2020. Recall, Auditor Howle designated the state’s management of federal funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as a “high-risk statewide issue” given the significant amount…

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Senate Examines Governor’s Safe Schools for All Plan

The Senate Education Committee and the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education convened a joint informational hearing on Thursday to examine the Newsom Administration’s Safe Schools for All Plan to safely reopen schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate hearing featured a panel of state representatives from the Department of…

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Assembly Convenes Joint Informational Hearing on State’s Role in Homelessness

On Thursday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and the Assembly Housing and Community Development convened a joint hearing to explore the state’s role in homelessness in California. The hearing featured an overview of state homelessness activities from representatives from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing…

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CDPH, CDSS Issue CA Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative recently published a newly developed resource entitled, “California Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide.” The e-Guide was developed for individuals and entities serving Californians and interested in collaborating or connecting with local coalitions, boards, and other organized…

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Assembly, Senate Convene Overview Hearings on Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

This week, the Assembly Budget Committee and the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee convened informational hearings to receive an overview of the Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget. The Assembly convened its hearing on Monday and the Senate convened its hearing on Thursday. Both committees received a high-level presentation of proposed investments from representatives from…

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LAO Issues Overview Report on Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Following the issuance of the Governor’s FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget last Friday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued its overview report this week. The LAO report provides a high-level assessment of the Governor’s proposed investments, highlighting areas for further legislative consideration and providing commentary on potential legislative actions relative to proposed investments. The LAO report…

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Newsom Administration Issues School Reopening Guidance, Launches Safe Schools for All Hub

Following up on an announcement in late December, the Newsom Administration this week issued its guidance for reopening schools for in-person instruction during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Administration, the Safe Schools for All Plan focuses on four pillars: 1) funding; 2) safety and mitigation; 3) oversight and assistance; and 4) transparency and…

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