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Lawmakers Urged to Recognize Importance of Young Children at First 5 Advocacy Day 2018
Capitol Lawn Event Marks 20th Anniversary of Voters' Approval of Prop 10 that Created First 5 Network, Honors Several State Legislators as "...

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...

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...

Five Facts About the Governor’s May Revise
Health care reform, county realignment and several other issues important to children ages 0 to 5 were major features in Governor Jerry Brown's...

Policy Pick: Children’s Council Bill
Late last week, the state Senate passed AB 823, one of several kid-friendly bills First 5 LA is supporting this year. The bill has the potential to...

Policy Pick: What’s Next for Healthy Families Participants?
As part of Gov. Jerry Brown's enacted budget, more than 870,000 children in California will be moved from the state's Healthy Families program to...

Policy Pick: California's Kids Left Behind In Race to the Top**
**UpdatedCalifornia's education system suffered a setback when the state was dropped from the list of contenders for the Race to the Top Early...

Policy Pick: What Health Care Reform Means For California's Children
In recent weeks, health advocates have been lauding the momentous passage of President Obama's health care reform law, which is expected to bring in...
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