Category: Budget


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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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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