Category: Budget


LAO Releases State Spending Report

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its annual California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget that was just passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Brown. This publication is the first preliminary report of the 2017-2018 budget; the LAO will release an updated version of the publication,…

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Governor Brown Signs $183B Budget

On Tuesday this week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a $183 billion ($125 billion General Fund) state budget without issuing any vetoes. The newly-signed budget goes into effect starting July 1, and notably increases spending on Medi-Cal, education, child care, and transportation infrastructure. The budget also provides $1.8 billion to the rainy day fund…

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Legislature Works through Remaining Budget Trailer Bills

Despite the bulk of 2017-18 budget trailer bills being passed by the Legislature last week to meet the June 15 Constitutional deadline, both houses resumed work on remaining trailer bills upon Monday’s return to Sacramento. The week began with the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee convening a hearing on bills that did not meet…

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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…

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Budget Conference Committee Adjourns

Last night, the Budget Conference Committee adjourned shortly after 11:00 pm, concluding their work to reconcile the Senate and Assembly versions of the 2017-18 Budget. The Legislature reached agreements to: Adopt the Governor’s revenue estimates with the exception of using the LAO’s property tax estimates; Increase funding for after-school programs; Restore adult dental and optical…

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Budget Conference Committee Continues Work

The Budget Conference Committee convened hearings this week to reconcile differences in the budget plans adopted by both houses. Senator Mitchell, the chair of the Conference Committee, announced the committee’s intent to cover Education and Health and Human Services issues today. At the time of this writing, Education discussions are in progress and Health and…

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Budget Spending Plans Adopted; Conference Committees Announced

After months of Subcommittee budget hearings, the full Senate and Assembly Budget Committees convened hearings to adopt their respective spending plans. Actions consistent within both spending plans include: Approving $30 million from Proposition 56 (Tobacco Tax) funding for the Oral Health Program. Adopting the Administration’s May Revision proposal to mitigate the impact of shifting In-Home…

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Trump Administration Releases FY18 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday this week, the Trump Administration released their FY 2018 Budget proposal. Please recall that in March the Administration released a budget blueprint, which only outlined President Trump’s discretionary funding proposals.  The release of the full budget document now includes federal mandatory budget proposals; however, the released budget does not provide any details on…

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May Revise Items Heard by Budget Subcommittees

This week, the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Health and Human Services, Sub. 3 and Sub. 1 respectively, convened hearings on May Revise items, in addition to voting on items previously before the Subcommittees. Highlights are provided below. Note, that in order to meet the June 15 Constitutional deadline for the Governor to sign…

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Governor’s May Revise Released

Yesterday, Governor Brown released the 2017-18 May Revision, which despite an additional $2.5 billion in revenues, continues to mirror the Governor’s fiscal prudence and restraint. The budget advances several priorities including: Increased funding for schools; A restoration of child provider rate increases; Reduced pension liabilities; and Mitigation of the adverse county impacts resulting from the…

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