Deadline Arrives for Non-Fiscal Bills, Legislature to Consider May Revise Beginning Next Week


Senate Sub. 3 Considers California Can’t Wait Coalition Budget Request for Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce

This week, Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittees resumed hearings in preparation of the Governor’s May Revise Budget that will be released next week. On Tuesday, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a hearing to review proposals under the purview of the Office of Statewide…

Read More »

Assembly Convenes Hearing on CalOES and Pandemic Response

Earlier this week, the Assembly Committee on Emergency Management, chaired by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, convened a hearing entitled “The Role of Cal OES and Emergency Management in Providing an Equitable Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The hearing featured two panels – one with local representatives and one with state officials. Up first, the local…

Read More »

LAO Sets Forth Framework for Federal American Rescue Plan Funds

This week, California Legislative Analyst Gabriel Petek issued a post setting forth a framework for the Legislature to allocate the anticipated $26 billion to be received by California from the recently enacted federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). Notably, the Legislature will face important decisions on to allocate California’s share of fiscal recovery funds. States have…

Read More »

LAO Estimates Costs of Expanding Medi-Cal to Undocumented Residents

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week issued an analysis of the estimated costs of expanding full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to all otherwise-eligible residents regardless of immigration status. The LAO notes their analysis is not of a specific legislative measure – such as AB 4 (Arambula) – but instead a cost estimate of a coverage…

Read More »

As State Surpasses 30m COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Governor Identifies Additional Vaccination Strategies

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom this week identified a series of actions to build upon the state’s work to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities against COVID-19. As part of the effort to promote COVID-19 vaccines, California Governors Newsom, Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Wilson created and published a new PSA, available here. The Governor’s announcement includes…

Read More »

Federal Judge Vacates CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

On Wednesday, U.S. Federal District Judge for the District of Columbia Dabney Friedrich issued a ruling vacating the U.S. government’s nationwide ban on evictions set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recall, the CDC in September 2020 issued an order barring landlords from evicting tenants for the nonpayment of rent,…

Read More »

HHS Announces Significant Investments in Continued COVID-19 Response

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the availability of over $1.25 billion from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan to support ongoing COVID-19 response activities nationwide. These investments include: Rural COVID-19 Support: HHS has announced the availability of nearly $1 billion to strengthen COVID-19 response efforts and increase vaccinations…

Read More »