Category: Budget


Budget Committees Race to Finalize Remaining Budget Trailer Bills

This week, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process Oversight and Program Evaluation convened an informational hearing on remaining budget trailer bills just ahead of the end of this year’s legislative session. The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee was initially scheduled to meet on Thursday, but the hearing was postponed until likely…

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Assembly Budget Sub. 1 Holds Oversight Hearing on LTC at Home Proposal, SNF COVID-19 Response Activities

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services convened an oversight hearing to examine the Newsom Administration’s Long-Term Care at Home proposal and skilled nursing facility (SNF) COVID-19 emergency response activities. In opening remarks, Subcommittee Chair Assembly Member Joaquin Arambula urged the Newsom Administration to establish a public legislative process…

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Senate Budget Committee Reviews Latest COVID-19 Spending

On Saturday, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee convened a hearing to examine the state’s COVID-19 response spending. The first component of the hearing featured representatives from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and the Department of Finance (DOF) to provide an update on COVID-19 expenditures to date, the level of funding included in the…

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LAO Issues California Spending Plan Overview

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published the California Spending Plan providing an overview of the 2020-21 Budget Act, a history of notable events during the budget process, and major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The report details the state’s $54.3 billion budget…

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DOF Issues Interim Fiscal Update on CDCR COVID-19 Activities

On Thursday, the Department of Finance (DOF) issued an interim fiscal update on actions of the Newsom Administration to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). CDCR has undertaken a number of emergency actions to address COVID-19 over the past weeks and months, reporting on Thursday for the…

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Newsom Signs 2020-21 Budget

Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed the 2020 Budget Act, representing a $202.1 billion spending plan that addresses numerous pressing issues related to emergency response, public health and safety, and economic recovery while addressing the state’s $54.3 billion budget deficit ushered in by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Among the 2020 Budget Act measure, Governor Newsom…

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Legislature Finalizes Budget Actions Ahead of July 1 Fiscal Year Beginning

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom and Legislative leaders announced the parties reached an agreement on a final budget deal for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Recall, last week, the Legislature passed a budget blueprint meeting the constitutional deadline to pass a budget bill by June 15; however, the majority of the details of the blueprint remained…

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Newsom Declares Budget Emergency, Allows Access to Rainy Day Fund

On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a statewide budget emergency, making available additional resources to fund the state’s ongoing emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Governor’s Office, the move will further ensure the availability of funding for personal protective equipment (PPE), medical equipment and other related expenditures necessary to…

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County Officials Urge $1 Billion Realignment Backfill

On Monday, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), in conjunction with county affiliates CHEAC, CBHDA, and CWDA, convened a virtual press conference to urge the Legislature and Newsom Administration to include at least $1 billion in realignment backfill for critical county-delivered safety net services in the 2020-21 state budget. The press conference featured Los…

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