Category: Budget


Senate Democrats Issue 2022 Budget Plan

This week, ahead of the Governor’s May Revise, the California State Senate Democrats issued their 2022-23 Budget Plan, “Putting California’s Wealth to Work for a More Equitable Economy.” The plan highlights priority investments for the state in consideration of the state’s rebounding economy. The overall goals of the Senate Democrats are to build an equitable…

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LAO Warns of Fiscal Challenges in Out-Years

This week, California Legislative Analyst Gabriel Petek issued a post warning of potential state budget problems in coming years despite California’s persistent strong state tax collections. The LAO recently conducted a fiscal analysis of 10,000 possible revenue scenarios, finding that in 95 percent of its simulations, the state encountered a budget problem at fiscal year…

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Supplemental COVID-19 Funding Stalls in U.S. Senate

This week, the U.S. Senate failed to advance a $10 billion COVID-19 relief measure to provide continued funding for COVID-19 therapeutics, research, development, and response through the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). The new funding would be offset by repurposing unspent, previously appropriated COVID-19 relief funds. Late last week, Senate Majority Leader…

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Assembly Considers DHCS, CalAIM Budget Proposals

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard various proposals under the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), and the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), regarding the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative and various Medi-Cal benefits, and DMHC proposals. Jacey Cooper, State Medicaid Director & Chief…

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Pan, Aguiar-Curry Pen Op-Ed on Rebuilding Public Health Workforce

Senator Richard Pan and Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry this week penned an op-ed in CalMatters, urging the Legislature and Governor to fund the Public Health Equity and Readiness Opportunity (Public HERO) initiative to bolster the state’s public health workforce and training pipeline. The Public HERO Initiative builds on the Governor’s $300 million ongoing budget proposal…

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California Budget and Policy Center Issues Fact Sheet on Public Health Spending

The California Budget and Policy Center (CBPC) published a public health spending fact sheet that highlights the chronic underfunding of public health in California. The fact sheet details the California Department of Public Health as well as local health department’s critical role in protecting and promoting California’s health and well-being, and how funding has not…

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President Biden Issues FY 2023 Federal Budget

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Monday issued his administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2023 federal fiscal year. The $5.7 trillion budget proposal seeks to continue the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthen the country’s fiscal and economic conditions, promote economic and job opportunities, and address nationwide challenges related to climate change, health,…

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Assembly Budget Sub. 1 Considers CDPH Investments, Including Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce

On Monday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services heard various proposals under the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the Governor’s January Budget proposal to provide $300 million ongoing to state and local health departments. CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón and Chief Deputy Director…

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DOF Director Announces Upcoming Departure

On Tuesday, California Department of Finance (DOF) Director Keely Martin Bosler announced she will soon step down from her role after the 2022 Budget Act is finalized this summer. Bosler has served as the DOF Director during Governor Gavin Newsom’s entire first term in office. Bosler was first appointment DOF Director in August 2018 by…

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