Category: Budget


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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Senate Joint Subcommittee, including Sub. No. 3 on Health and Human Services Hear Cannabis Trailer Bill

This week, the Senate convened a joint hearing on Cannabis Regulatory Implementation with Budget Subcommittees No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, No. 3 on Health and Human Services (HHS) and No. 4 on State Administration and General Government. Members were provided with updates/overviews from the State Board of Equalization, the Department of…

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Legislative and Stakeholder Proposals heard in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard items related to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Several Assembly Members presented legislative proposals involving CDPH on topics including a Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a health and human services grant program for…

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Cannabis Trailer Bill Heard in Assembly

On Tuesday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration held a lengthy hearing on the Administration’s implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), as well as a presentation on the Administration’s rationale for the Cannabis Trailer Bill.  Representatives of the Department…

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California Budget & Policy Center Release County Budget Process Guide

The California Budget & Policy Center (CBPC) released a guide outlining how county budgeting works at the local level.  The guide provides a basic overview of the county population, governance, and services provided.  The guide further explores county revenues and spending, state and local influences on county budgeting practices, and the county budget timeline.  CBPC…

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TFAH Releases Report on Public Health Funding, Declares Crisis

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) issued a report entitled A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety this week which found that inflation-adjusted funding for disease prevention and health promotion programs has declined by approximately $580 million at the federal level and has remained flat in states since 2010. Notable findings of the report…

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Administration Releases Cannabis Trailer Bill

On Tuesday evening, the Brown Administration released proposed cannabis trailer bill language (TBL). The proposed language seeks to address differences between the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) and the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), specifically on differences in the respective licensing structures. Of particular interest to local health departments is the language the…

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