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The J.: Legislative roundup: Jewish priorities during ’21-’22 session included cyberhate, security and Holocaust education

BY LILLIAN ILSLEY-GREENE | October 6, 2022 With the 2021-2022 California legislative session just ended on Sept. 30, advocates with the Jewish Public Affairs Committee, a lobbying group representing Jewish interests in Sacramento, celebrated 15 initiatives it had prioritized for the Jewish community being signed […]

Governor Signs Community Security Bill

Four Anti-Hate Bills Signed into Law in 2022, Including Bill to Extend and Expand the State’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program   This weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1664 into law. Authored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel and sponsored by JPAC, this bill extends […]

The Forward | California Briefing: Newsom on the Clock

BY LOUIS KEENE | September 4, 2022 The bills in Newsom’s court   A pair of bills lobbied for by Jewish community groups and passed by the California state legislature in August are currently sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk (or on his computer screen, […]

The J.: State bill will extend security grants program ‘indefinitely’

BY LILLIAN ILSLEY-GREENE | August 31, 2022 A bill to extend the California Nonprofit Security Grant Program permanently — and more than double the maximum amount that nonprofits, including synagogues, can apply for — has passed the Legislature and now awaits action from Gov. Gavin […]

Final California Budget Includes $141.2 Million in JPAC Priorities

The $308 Billion State Budget Includes a Record Amount of Funding for Seven JPAC and Jewish Community Priorities   On Thursday evening, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s 2022-2023 State Budget. The $308 billion budget represents the final agreement between the Governor and the Legislature after […]

The J.: $36 million on the table for Holocaust survivors in California

BY GABE STUTMAN | JUNE 8, 2022 Facing a projected $97 billion budget surplus, California’s governor and Legislature are being asked to do something unprecedented in the history of the state: earmark tens of millions of dollars to support aging Holocaust survivors. On June 2, late […]