Student advocates representing the more than two million community college students in California scored some big victories during this legislative season in the capitol and they did so with an unusual budget for lobbyists these days: zero dollars.
That meant lobbying trips fit in between busy class schedules and staying at friend's apartments.
To find out more, we're joined by two guests.
Katy Murphy is the higher education reporter for the Mercury News and East Bay Times. And Courtney Cooper is a student at Foothill College and is with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.
READ: Lobbying for California's 2.3 million community college students with a $0 budget in the East Bay Times