News & EventsFROM THE CALIFORNIA EDGE COALITION
On August 31st, the California Legislature concluded the 2019/2020 two-year legislative session, which proved to be one of the most historic, challenging and complex sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While in the midst of a global pandemic and economic recession, destructive wildfires, and the uprise of racial injustices across the nation, lawmakers ended the legislative year in a late-night voting session advancing critical priorities seeking to help Californians impacted by the pandemic.
Join Skills for CA in calling for policies that create a better and fairer economic future for all Californians where everyone has what they need to thrive.
The CA EDGE Coalition submitted a comment letter to the Future of Work Commission expressing the importance of ensuring all Californians have quality jobs that provide a living wage, stability, access to benefits and have opportunities for training and career advancement.
On June 29th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the 2020-21 State budget after months of discussions on how to leverage limited state resources to support all Californians and ensure the State’s most underserved communities are protected.
The California EDGE Coalition Board of Directors and staff mourn the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black men and women who’ve lost their lives to police violence. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and unequivocally affirm that Black Lives Matter.
On June 22nd, Governor Newsom and the Legislature reached an agreement on a final 2020-21 state spending plan. The budget agreement includes a combination of the Governor’s May Revision and the Legislative plan approved on June 15th.
California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the May Revise to the 2020-21 State Budget, and as expected, there are heavy adjustments and cuts to various initiatives and proposals due to the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
The CA EDGE Coalition applauds Governor Newsom for making significant investments in
the areas of education and workforce development in this year’s January budget plan.