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Advocacy Day 2017: Taking a Seat at the Table
One by one, on a crisp winter evening in downtown Sacramento, the lawmakers shed their coats and ducked into the confines of a darkened lounge not...

State Legislative Update: Will Gov. Brown Sign These Bills?
As Chaucer said, “Time and tide wait for no man.”Even if you’re the governor of California. Gov. Jerry Brown has until September 30...

Capitol Gains: First 5 LA Advocates for Kids
"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." — John F. Kennedy, 35th President...

An Increase in the State’s Prosperity Must Align with Children’s Needs
Budget priorities should address opportunity and achievement gaps for California’s youngest childrenSACRAMENTO — With more than 17 years...

Children Win With California’s New Budget
Governor Signs Budget Supporting Preschool, Child Care and Health Care for Children(Los Angeles, CA)— First 5 LA Executive Director Kim Belsh&...

First 5 LA Responds to the President’s Budget
First 5 LA supports the investments in children and families proposed today by President Obama in his Fiscal Year 2016 budget.Executive Director Kim...

Policy Pick: Governor’s New Budget Plan Ignores Child Care, Dental Issues
While Governor Jerry Brown’s $113 billion budget proposal for 2015-16 includes increases for higher education and K-12, children’s...

Policy Pick: Congress Passes Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization Bill
After nearly 20 years since the federal child care subsidy law saw any significant modifications, Congress has finally taken action on this important...

Policy Pick: Social Impact Partnerships Could Leverage Private Money for Public Projects
Among the First 5 LA-supported bills under consideration in the California state legislature this week is one that would create a pathway for funding...

Policy Pick: State Lawmakers Consider First 5 LA-Supported Bills
One of the major factors affecting the fate of a piece of legislation is its potential cost. A number of California legislators will be considering...

Policy Pick: CCDBG Reauthorization Sees Movement in Congress
After nearly 20 years since the federal child care subsidy law saw any significant modifications, Congress is finally taking action on this important...

Policy Pick: New Bill Gives Parents a Voice in the Medi-Cal System
Established in 1965, Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, currently provides health coverage to more than 7 million low-income individuals, or...

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Thousands of working parents in California rely on state-funded child care programs to take care of their children. But reimbursement rates to child...

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When state leaders made major cuts to several children's programs back in 2012, one of the casualties was the California State Preschool Program (...

Policy Pick: How Would New Sequestration Cuts Affect Young Kids?
Friday, Dec. 13, marks the deadline for members of the Congressional Budget Conference Committee to reach an agreement regarding next year's federal...

Policy Pick: First 5 LA-Supported Bills Head to Governor
Friday the 13th is usually counted as an unlucky day, but luck held out for several First 5 LAsupported bills that have the potential to improve...

Policy Pick: Lawmakers to Decide Fate of Five Kids-Friendly Bills
This Friday marks the deadline for state lawmakers to take up more than 500 pieces of legislation before the end of the legislative session. Among...

Policy Pick: State Reinstates Medi-Cal Cuts in September
Dentists serving low-income families through the state's Medi-Cal program will be among the first to feel the effects of a provider rate reduction...

Healthy Babies, Working Parents Act Moving Forward
On June 13, 2013, the First 5 LA Commission approved its 2013 State Legislative Agenda, which includes 10 kid-friendly bills covering a variety of...

Policy Pick: Legislators Working to Renew Funding for Children’s Health Care Programs
On June 13, 2013, the First 5 LA Commission approved its 2013 State Legislative Agenda, which includes 10 kid-friendly bills covering a variety of...
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