Legislature Adopts 2017-18 Budget Package
The Legislature worked tirelessly this week to pass the 2017-18 budget package by the June 15 Constitutional deadline. The week began with both houses convening full budget committee hearings on the trailer bills, with the Assembly taking an information-only approach and the Senate taking up a vote. The hearings allowed members of the budget subcommittees to fully weigh and discuss items included in each of the trailer bills and provided opportunities for public comment.
Budget trailer bills moved to the floors of both houses, where the budget bill (AB 97) and several accompanying trailer bills were passed, resulting in a $125 billion budget package. The Legislature will reconvene next week to hear remaining trailer bills.
CHEAC’s write-up of the approved budget package can be found here.