NO APPEAL FILED ON COURT RULING OVERTURNING AB 99

Yesterday the Attorney General’s office confirmed they would not be pursing an appeal of Assembly Bill 99.  As you recall, last November the Superior Court issued a decisive ruling to uphold Proposition 10 voter protections, but some anticipated that the Administration would appeal the trial court decision.  Today that issue has been put to rest.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN STEM EDUCATION

The need for more science, technology, engineering, and math professionals has never been more apparent—but how do we inspire students to dedicate their careers to these subjects? Interacting with professionals who are passionate about STEM is one of the best ways to spark lifelong enthusiasm in students by first showing them real-life connections between STEM and their everyday lives. How do students find these STEM mentors?

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CHILDREN AND FAMILIES COMMISSION AWARDS $45 MILLION TO PROTECT AND EXPAND CRITICAL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES

The One-Time ‘Catalytic Investments’ Provides Expanded Children’s Dental Care, Autism Diagnosis and Treatment, Early Literacy, Year-Round Emergency Shelter And Other Critical Services

Irvine, Calif., February 1, 2012 — The Children and Families Commission of Orange County approved $45 million today in one-time funding that will be used to sustain and expand a comprehensive range of community-based services and programs to serve children, from birth to age five, and their families.

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Supervisors Launch Countywide Recruitment for Children and Families Commission Members

Orange County Board Of Supervisors Launches Countywide Recruitment for Children and Families Commission Members; Board Seeks Candidates with Expertise and Experience in Health, Education and Early Intervention

January 5, 2012 (IRVINE, CA) – The Orange County Board of Supervisors has launched a countywide recruitment to fill three positions for 2012 on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County.  The recruitment is open to new applicants and current members.  Founded in 1999, the Commission is responsible for allocating Orange County’s share of Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds, which help pay for education, health and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age 5 and their families.

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COUNTY COMMISSIONS WIN FIRST ROUND OF LEGAL BATTLE

Superior Court rejects AB 99 and upholds Proposition 10 voter protections

Fresno Superior Court Judge Debra Kazanjian issued a ruling declaring that the State acted illegally when they attempted to take $1 billion from the California Children’s Trust Fund administered by Proposition 10/First 5 County Commissions.

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