Author: Laura Muraida

Pushing Past the Status Quo: Why We Need Community Centered Climate Policy Even More

Pushing Past the Status Quo: Why We Need Community Centered Climate Policy Even More Last month, our state legislature voted to approve a set of climate policies that disregard the needs of residents living on the front-lines of climate change. Our governor and legislators struck a deal to extend the cap-and-trade system, one of the

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Our Take: We need a spending plan that reflects the values of voters

Our Take: We need a spending plan that reflects the values of voters As most working families know, California’s economic recovery has been uneven. For the millions of families still struggling to make ends meet, stagnant wages, budget cuts and a dwindling safety net have not translated into growing prosperity. However in recent years California

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Breaking Down Political Jargon

    Breaking Down Political Jargon Earlier this month, SCOPE spent a week with students enrolled in Antioch University’s urban sustainability program to explore the history of taxes, the L.A. City budget, economic justice issues in South L.A., and the important work of making the political process accessible to members of our communities. I interviewed

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The Corrections Budget: Where’s the Empathy for Those Who Need it Most?

The Corrections Budget: Where’s the Empathy? At the recent California Budget Project’s Raising the Bar Conference, an annual meeting of progressive leaders held in Sacramento, attendees worked to shape a policy agenda that creates shared prosperity in California. With an eye on the recent hard-won revenue increases and growing inequality across the state, the conference

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