Category: Budget


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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Assembly Budget Sub. No. 1 Hears All Member and Stakeholder Proposals, Including CHEAC/HOAC Budget Request

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services held a marathon hearing of all health-related member and stakeholder proposals. In previous years, the subcommittee considered member and stakeholder proposals during hearings throughout the spring as related department items were addressed. However, this year, the subcommittee implemented a new process in…

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Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Sub. No. 3 Hears Update on CCS WCM Implementation

On Thursday, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services held a hearing that included an informational update on the California Children’s Services (CCS) Whole Child Model (WCM) implementation. Recall, SB 586 (Chapter 625, Statutes of 2016) established the WCM in designated County Organized Health System (COHS) jurisdictions through…

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California Local Health Departments Applaud Newsom’s Investment to Address Infectious Diseases

The County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC) and the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) applaud Governor Newsom for the inclusion of $40 million to local health departments for prevention, testing, and treatment services in the FY 2019-20 May Revision. CHEAC President and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Director Mimi Hall expresses gratitude,…

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Governor’s Healthy California For All Commission Heard in Senate Sub. 3

On Thursday, the Governor’s proposal to rename and refocus the Council on Health Care Delivery Systems (Council), established by the 2018 Budget Act, to the Healthy California For All Commission (Commission) was heard in the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services.   The California Health and Human Services…

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