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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 […]

CA Legislature Proposes Major Funding for Holocaust Education and Survivor Assistance, Bringing Anticipated JPAC Budget Victories to $132.2 Million

The Legislature’s Joint Budget Agreement Includes $36 Million for the California Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (CHSAP) and $3 Million for Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Holocaust Center   Yesterday, the California Assembly and Senate released their joint budget agreement, a critical step in the […]

The J.: JPAC, Jewish caucus tout big wins in Newsom’s proposed budget

BY LILLIAN ILSLEY-GREENE | MAY 25, 2022   In Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $300.6 billion spending proposal for the upcoming year — sent to the state Legislature on May 13 — $93.2 million is allocated for issues on the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California’s legislative agenda. JPAC […]

The J.: Hundreds descend on Sacramento to lobby for Jewish interests

BY GABE STUTMAN | MAY 19, 2022   Willie Armstrong, the chief of staff to state Assemblymember Chris Holden, looked rushed. The former Air Force service member, wearing a dark suit and an American flag pinned to his lapel, had only 10 or 15 minutes to spare before […]

Governor Newsom Announces $93.2 Million in Funding for JPAC Priorities Days After JPAC Advocacy Day

The Governor’s May Revise Includes $50 Million for Community Security, $40 Million to Rebuild Summer Camps Destroyed in Fires, and Funding for New Initiatives on Holocaust Education and Combating Hatred   Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released his updated budget proposal known as the May Revise. […]