Category: Budget


Assembly, Senate Budget Committees Convene Overview Hearings

This week, the Assembly Budget Committee and the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee each convened overview hearings to examine the Governor’s 2020-21 proposed budget. The full committee hearings held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week marked the first hearing events of the months-long budget process that will occur through June as budget subcommittees are…

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CDPH Releases 2020-21 Budget Highlights Document

On Thursday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released their highlights of the Governor’s 2020-21 January Budget, which includes greater detail on budget implications for programs within the department. CHEAC prepared a brief memo highlighting items of interest to local health departments; the memo is available here.

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LAO Publishes Overview Report of Governor’s 2020-21 Budget

On Monday, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published its report, “The 2020-21 Budget: Overview of the Governor’s Budget,” which details significant investments, examines the broader fiscal status of the state, and recommends considerations and actions to the Legislature. Recall, Governor Newsom proposed his $222.2 billion state budget on Friday of last week. The LAO’s report…

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Governor Newsom Releases 2020-21 Budget Proposal

This morning in a nearly three-hour press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his FY 2020-21 budget proposal. CHEAC produced a summary of the Governor’s 2020-21 budget proposal available here. Additional budget resources will be posted on our CHEAC Budget Page throughout the year. Over the coming weeks, the Legislature will begin hearing proposed budget items…

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Congress Passes $1.4 Trillion Spending Plan, Averts Government Shutdown

This week, Congress approved final federal appropriations packages for Fiscal Year 2020, which officially began on October 1, 2019. Totaling $1.4 trillion, all of the various appropriations bills were bundled into two separate “minibus” packages – one is for most domestic programs and priorities (plus international assistance) and the other is for national security and…

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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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