Category: Budget


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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Governor Newsom Releases 2019-20 May Revision, Includes Funding for LHDs

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2019-20 May Revision, which includes updated figures and proposed investments to the Governor’s January budget proposal. Notably, Governor Newsom’s May Revision includes a proposed investment of $40 million one-time General Fund (available over four years) for local health departments (LHDs) and tribal communities for infectious disease prevention, testing, and…

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