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2011 Public Safety Realignment: The cornerstone of California’s solution to reduce overcrowding, costs, and recidivism

Earlier this year, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 109 and AB 117, historic legislation that will enable California to close th..

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2011 Re-alignment: Address Issues to Promote Its Long-term Success

The Legislature enacted a major shift—or “realignment”—of state program responsibilities and revenues to local governments. In..

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AB 109 PowerPoint Overview

Download PowerPoint File (http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/realignment/regionaltrainingdocs/Erin/AB109PowerPointOverview.ppt)..

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California ordered to release prisoners

By Michael Doyle mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com) WASHINGTON - A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday cited "s..

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Legislative Updates 07/05/11

By Kate Bell Capitol Advocacy Last week, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 87, which is an amended version of the..

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Governor Releases May Revision of the 2011-12 CA State Budget

Governor Jerry Brown today released his proposed May revision to the 2011-2012 State Budget calling for no additional major budget reductions beyo..

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State Budget Update

Yesterday, the Senate and Assembly passed both the state budget bill (SB 69) for 2011-12 with a majority vote and a number of trailer bills includ..

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2010 Legislators of the Year

By Rich Berkery, Legislative Vice President The State Coalition of Probation Organizations named its “Legislators of the Year”: Se..

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Governor's Re-alignment Proposal

Attached is the Governor’s Realignment Proposal. His plan seeks to shift greater functions to local governments, providing them funding thro..

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Attack on Pensions!

The California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (CFFR) – the Marcia Fritz led “pension reform” group, has drafted two altern..

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