Category: Budget


Governor Brown Signs the 2018-19 State Budget

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed his final budget, the Budget Act of 2018 (SB 840), while highlighting his significant accomplishment of taking the state from a $27 billion deficit to one that continues to save for the next recession and includes significant investments for combating homelessness, protecting immigrants, and providing K-14 and higher education….

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Ballot Initiatives Influence State Budget and Policy, Budget Trailer Bill Bans Local Soda Taxes

The ability for local governments to impose taxes and fees on sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages was highly debated in the California State Legislature this week. Two trailer bills, SB 872 and AB 1838 were introduced to ban the ability for local jurisdictions to impose new taxes on groceries, which by definition includes sugar-sweetened beverages/sodas, until…

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Legislature Passes Additional Budget Trailer Bills

On Monday, the Legislature passed nine additional budget trailer bills, most notably the health and human services omnibus bills. Recall last Friday, the Legislature passed the main 2018-19 budget bill and a handful of related trailer bills, meeting the June 15 constitutional deadline for passing a budget. As highlighted in last week’s CHEAC budget memo,…

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Legislature Adopts 2018-19 Budget Package

On Thursday, the California Legislature adopted the 2018-19 budget package, meeting the June 15 constitutional deadline for passing a budget. A handful of budget trailer bills, including those related to health and human services, have not yet been acted upon due to the requirement that bills must be in print for 72 hours before being…

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Governor Brown, Conference Committee Announce Budget Agreement

Today, Governor Brown and Legislative Leaders announced they had reached an agreement on the 2018-19 Budget. Recall, the Budget Conference Committee had convened for just over a week to hear issues and reconcile differences between the two houses. The budget agreement prioritizes investments in education, the Rainy Day Fund, child care and combatting homeless, and…

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Assembly Adopts 2018-19 Budget Package

On Tuesday evening, the full Assembly Budget Committee convened a hearing to discuss and adopt their 2018-19 Budget. In his opening statements Assembly Member Philip Ting, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, noted their inclusion of $144 billion in revenues and $140 billion in expenditures. He further highlighted major investments by the Assembly, which include:…

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2018 Budget Conference Committee Hearings Begin

The work of the Budget Conference Committees began this week with an overview hearing to discuss differences between the two houses and Administration. Assembly Member Philip Ting, chair of the Budget Conference Committee, provided highlights of the Assembly Budget during his opening comments and announced the Committee’s intent to reconcile the differences by the end…

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Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Adopts Budget

This week, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, chaired by Senator Holly Mitchell met to close out final items not addressed by the Subcommittees and to adopt the Senate’s budget package. Senator Mitchell commended the work of the subcommittees which convened a total of 61 hearing. She emphasized that the Senate budget reflects a…

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2018-19 Budget Conference Committee Members Announced

The 2018-19 Budget Conference Committee will be co-chaired by respective budget committee chairs Senator Holly Mitchell and Assembly Member Philip Ting. Conference Committee members include Senators Nancy Skinner, Richard Roth, Jim Nielsen, and John Moorlach and Assembly Members Joaquin Arambula, Richard Bloom, Rocky Chávez, and Jay Obernolte. The Assembly is expected to adopt their full…

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Assembly Sub. 1 Votes on Remaining Issues

This week, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services concluded their work with a final vote-only hearing to close-out all remaining open issues. Key actions of interest to CHEAC members are provided below. Proposition 56 – Local Tobacco Program and Oral Health Program Rollover.  The Administration’s May Revision proposed converting specific accounts…

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