California Family Resource Association

May 5 Week in Review

May 5, 2019

Governor’s Budget- May Revision

Gov. Gavin Newsom goes frugal in revised California budget

May 9, 2019

But Newsom would set aside nearly half the additional money for paying down debts and building reserves, potentially setting up a showdown with liberal lawmakers who have pushed for greater spending on health care and early childhood education.

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to double spending on homelessness — to $1 billion

May 9, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $213 billion state budget Thursday that boosts spending on K-12 education, wildfires and homelessness while putting more money toward state reserves and debt.

Newsom Proposes Scrapping State Taxes on Tampons, Diapers

May 7, 2019

Women in the state Legislature have been trying for years to eliminate California's sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other hygiene products, but were thwarted by former Gov. Jerry Brown, who twice vetoed such proposals, citing budgetary concerns.

At a meeting with the Legislative Women's Caucus, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced plans to include the parent-friendly sales tax exemptions in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The move would cost the state upward of $56 million a year in lost tax revenue, according to previous estimates.

Child Care

Why is Creating More Child Care Centers So Hard?

May 9, 2019

In California, it’s estimated there are about 4 million kids who need child care, but there are fewer than a million total licensed child care slots. That leaves many parents depending on family or friends to watch their kids. The need for more capacity is clear. But the challenges of building more facilities can be overwhelming.


California moves to get more K-12 students into computer science classes

May 8, 2019

More California K-12 students at all grade levels could have access to computer science classes if schools implement a plan unanimously approved by the State Board of Education Wednesday.

Let sleeping students lie? California bill pushes back school start time

May 7, 2019

For the second time in two years, California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would forbid K-12 schools from starting class earlier than 8:30 a.m.


Appeals court: Trump can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico

May 7, 2019

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings while the policy is challenged in court, handing the president a major victory, even if it proves only temporary.

As Trump continues to push deportations, a fight over data goes to court

May 6, 2019

Throughout years of legal battles over the country’s immigration system, a basic question has received relatively little attention: Is information the government stores on the country’s millions of immigrants reliable? That will change this week with the opening of a federal trial in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.


How Upland shrank its homeless population, even as San Bernardino County’s has grown

May 5, 2019

In the past four years, Upland’s homeless population has dropped by nearly two-thirds, putting it in stark contrast to the situation countywide, where homelessness is increasing, according to a recent report.

In San Francisco, cash isn’t dead as supervisors say stores must accept it

May 8, 2019

The idea behind the ordinance was that banning cash transactions at stores could shut out low-income residents who don’t have access to a credit card or smartphone.