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The CFT Legislative Department introduces and lobbies for passage of union-sponsored bills. Lobbyists also analyze the hundreds of education and labor-related bills introduced in the state Legislature and the impact they will have on education, from early childhood to university. CFT lobbyists also monitor the state budget in collaboration with the CFT Research Department. You will find legislative updates about the state budget here and comprehensive Budget Briefs here. The updates below are listed with the most recent news on top.


Legislative Update | March 9, 2017 (pdf, 2pp)
The CFT has successfully introduced four sponsored pieces of legislation for the 2017 legislative year. In addition, CFT is working on two budget proposals and one audit request. These legislative initiatives were recommendations from the CFT Legislative Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.

Legislative Update | January 12, 2017 (pdf, p)
Education Highlights from the Governor’s 2017-18 January Budget Proposal

2015-16 Legislative Session

Legislative Update | October 5, 2016 (pdf, 4pp)
Three of five CFT sponsored or co-sponsored bills signed by governor…Historic success sends unprecedented five bills to the governor for his signature

Legislative Update | September 9, 2016 (pdf, 7pp)
End of legislative session summary…CFT sends five union-sponsored bills and three priority bills to the governor's desk…Five historic budget victories… New laws address teacher recruitment shortage…Harmful legislation defeated along the way

Legislative Update | July 15, 2016 (pdf, 2pp)
CFT secures significant budget victories…Early childhood education block grant…Classified employee teacher credentialing program… Community schools and restorative justice…Community college part-time faculty office hours…City College of San Francisco restoration funding

Legislative Update | June 9, 2016 (pdf, 7pp)
CFT-sponsored bills pass out of their house of origin… Priority bills for the union… Bad legislation the union opposes…State budget update…Plethora of teacher shortage bills advance

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