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Foster youth in California will now be able to attend college free of charge thanks to new legislation. The legislation, SB 307, which was introduced by Senators Angelique V. Ashby and Mike, McGuire was signed into the state budget on July 10.

This is a huge win for foster youth located in the state of California.

The legislation, SB 307, was signed into California’s state budget in early July 2023.

As a result of the move, a new program, Fostering Futures, will manage cost expectations for foster youth looking to attend any state college.

Foster youth across California will now be able to attend college, free of charge, after new legislation, SB 307, was signed into the state budget Monday.

The new Fostering Futures program will cover the entire cost for foster youth to attend a University of California, California State University or California community college.

SAN DIEGO — A potential game changer for tens of thousands of California's foster youth with dreams of going to college. New legislation, signed into the state budget Monday, will cover the entire cost of attending a UC, Cal State or California community college.

A new bill going through the state Legislature would cover the cost of college for foster youth in California.

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Today, Senator Angelique V. Ashby (D-Sacramento) announced that she named La Shelle Dozier as this year’s Senate District 8 Woman of the Year. Ms. Dozier is the Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).

Advocates and lawmakers are calling for fully independent commissions to decide election districts for cities and counties across California. While about a dozen new commissions drew maps after the 2020 Census, in many other places, politicians or their appointees did.

Roughly a year after the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a district map one of its own members called flawed, a state lawmaker introduced a bill that would require a citizens redistricting commission to draw new boundaries in 2030.

State Senator Angelique Ashby introduced SB 314 on Feb. 6, aiming to increase transparency and citizen input in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process for Sacramento County supervisor districts.