2009/10 Support Budget II

Center for California Studies and Special Funds

Center for California Studies, $3.3 million

The Center for California Studies is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to promote understanding of and effective participation in the political and policy processes that govern the State of California. Central to this mission is the administration of the Assembly, Executive, Judicial, and Senate fellows programs and the LegiSchool Project. The fellows programs provide "on the job" experience on the policy-making process to 64 fellows who are studying California government issues at California State University, Sacramento. At the same time, these students provide valuable services to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government. The LegiSchool Project provides high school students a "hands-on" opportunity to participate in legislative debates on issues that directly impact them. The total budget for 2009/10 is $3,325,000, which includes a 4 percent Compact general operating increase.

Special Funds