California Community College Budget & the Economy

CFT’s Resources to Fight for California’s Future
Information from the CFT on how fair tax policies to fund California’s future can solve the state budget problem

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Key Facts

Community College League of California (CCLC): Budget & Policy Center
Legislative actions & analyses, district budget impact, current budget status & more

California Budget Project
Independent fiscal and policy analysis of state policy issues.

Too Much: A Commentary on Excess and Inequality
A project of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies

State of Inequality: California’s Vanishing Middle Class and How to Rebuild It
From Capital and Main, a news website reporting on the current economy and our collective efforts to create a new and better one.

Complete State Budget Documents from the Department of Finance

California Legislative Analyst’s Office
“California’s non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor”

Public Policy Institute of California report: Financing California’s Community Colleges
This 2004 report describes funding trends for the CCC system & finds that CCC revenue growth has fallen behind that of other systems in both California and the rest of the nation, and that CCC’s allocation system is ripe for reform. Recommends: fund CCC at level legislature guaranteed following passage of Proposition 98 & raise tuition and fees, currently the lowest in the nation, while maintaining broad access to the system through increased use of grants, tax credits & financial aid programs. Released 1-13-04.

CSU Budget Central
Latest news about the California State University system’s budget situation

Economic Policy Institute: Education page
Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, works to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.

Contact Your State Legislators
Look up your legislators by entering your zip code. Legislators’ addresses, phone numbers and home pages are provided. Keep in mind that hand-written letters or phone calls usually receive more attention than e-mail messages.