Category: Budget


LAO Publishes Budget Report Detailing 2020-21 Fiscal Outlook, Estimates $7 Billion Surplus

On Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its report, “The 2020-21 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook.” The report is released annually in anticipation of the upcoming state budget process and details key economic assumptions, expected revenues, and subject area-specific reports, including health and human services. The outlook report examines whether the state has enough…

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CDPH Releases Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity for LHDs

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer’s Disease Program released the new California Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA process opened October 17 and will close on January 6, 2020. $4.5 million is available to six local health jurisdictions, including up to two rural counties and at least…

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DHCS Issues Guidance on $20m Funding Opportunity for Non-WPC Counties

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today issued guidance related to the 2019-20 Governor’s Budget investment of $20 million from the Mental Health Services Fund to encourage additional counties to initiate Whole Person Care-like pilot capacity at the local level. California has successfully established 25 Whole Person Care (WPC) Pilot programs throughout the…

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MCO Tax Budget Trailer Bill Now in Print

A budget trailer bill to extend the managed care organization provider tax (MCO tax) is now in print (AB 115). Recall, during budget convenings, the Legislature expressed significant concerns with the Administration not pursing a renewal of the MCO tax, which expired in July of this year. The previous MCO tax offset state General Fund…

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LAO Publishes 2019-20 Preliminary California Spending Plan

On Thursday, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a preliminary version of its “California Spending Plan” report which summarizes the annual state budget. The publication details the 2019-20 Budget Act and its significant features approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor through July 16, 2019. Later this fall, the LAO will release…

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Governor Newsom and Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Outstanding Budget Items, Newsom Signs 2019-20 Budget Act

On Thursday – the deadline for Governor Gavin Newsom to sign the 2019-20 Budget Act into law – Governor Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced they had reached a final agreement on the budget and accompanying legislation. Earlier in the week, Governor Newsom had indicated reluctance to sign…

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Budget Conference Committee Strikes Deal, Legislature Passes 2019-20 Budget Act

This past week was filled with a flurry of activity aimed at reaching a budget agreement and passing the 2019-20 budget by the June 15 constitutional deadline. Budget Conference Committee. On Sunday evening, the Budget Conference Committee completed their work to reconcile differences between the Senate and Assembly budget plans. CHEAC captured key actions taken…

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Legislative Leaders and Administration Continue Budget Negotiations, Conference Committee to Close Out Items on Sunday

This week, the Budget Conference Committee heard remaining items that must be reconciled between the Assembly and Senate budget packages related to Health & Human Services, State Administration and General Government, and Public Safety, Corrections, and the Judiciary. Negotiations are now underway among legislative leaders and the Newsom Administration as all parties involved work to…

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