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AB 2500 Denies Californians Access to Responsible, Regulated Credit Options
May 31, 2018
Blocking families from accessing certain types of loans would be particularly damaging for African American families. According to a study by the Center for the New Middle Class, even when African Americans have credit scores of 700 or above – generally considered to be a “good” score on a scale of 300 to 850 – their financial wellness resembles those with much lower credit scores. In fact, 80 percent of these families were likely to say that they live paycheck-to-paycheck, they were two and a half times more likely to overdraft on a bank account and they 28 percent less likely to have $1,200 set aside for a financial emergency. ... read more »
Pasadena Journal’s Joe and Ruthie Hopkins Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature
February 6, 2018
Joe and Ruthie Hopkins co-own and publish the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Journal News, the area’s only African-American owned and oriented newspapers since 1989. ... read more »
California State Legislature Approves SB 478 Ensures Students Receive Transfer Degrees
September 13, 2017
This measure helps students receive what they have earned and improves efficiency and data management. ... read more »
Bipartisan Group demonstrates California’s Status as a Leader on Climate Change
July 20, 2017
Asm. Autumn Burke’s Statement on Passage of Historic Climate Change Legislation ... read more »
CLBC Backed Legislation Will Help Minority Owned Businesses Obtain Contracts for Transportation Projects
July 14, 2017
The California State Legislature recently passed legislation, SB 103, championed by the California Legislative Black Caucus that will increase procurement opportunities from the California Department of Transportation for minority owned small business enterprises. ... read more »
California State Legislature Passes Major Health Care Reform Bills
March 10, 2016
The California State Legislature passed a package of major health care reform bills recently, including SBX2-2, a Managed Care Organization (MCO) Tax, that will secure federal funding for Medi-Cal, and ABX2-1 that will increase funding for developmental disability services by $306.5 million. ... read more »
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