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PCL Capital Insider – April 2024

2024 will be a fast-paced and chaotic year in the capital: with a state budget crisis, a looming national election, and a flurry of action on bills old and new the legislature and those that follow them will have our hands full. The state Senate is under the new leadership of President Pro Tempore Mike McGuire and a slew of newly appointed committee chairs, and over in the Assembly, Speaker Robert Rivas just assumed his role at the end of June 2023. The priorities of the new leadership and their coalitions in both houses are still evolving. Coupled with the challenges we face, votes and outcomes will grow more difficult to ascertain in advance. Read more »

PCL Capital Insider – October 2023

The 2023 legislative session was jam-packed for the Planning & Conservation League. We directly sponsored or co-sponsored six bills and were crucially involved in furthering many other essential pieces of legislation covering water, housing, CEQA, wildlife, energy, and infrastructure. Of our six bills – all taking bold steps to tackle difficult issues –the Governor has already signed one, and four are still alive to continue on to next year. Here are some highlights of this exciting year. Read more »

PCL Insider – June 2023

Trailer bills are becoming a routine part of California’s budget process. Making wide-ranging policy changes behind closed doors in the mad rush to pass the state’s annual spending plan by the constitutional deadline can be undemocratic and a pathway to bad policy. Read more »