Category: Budget


LAO Publishes 2021-22 Preliminary Spending Plan Overview

This week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) published its annual California Spending Plan to summarize the year’s state budget. The LAO on Tuesday published the overview of the 2021-22 Budget Act and highlights major features of the budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom. The report published by the LAO is…

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Newsom Signs FY 2021-22 Budget Trailer Bill on Health

On Tuesday during a visit to a health clinic in Fresno County, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 133, the FY 2021-22 state budget trailer bill on health. AB 133 was the last of the budget trailer bills passed by the Legislature prior to their adjournment for summer recess earlier this month. AB 133…

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Governor Signs into Law Several Budget Trailer Bills

This week, during a statewide tour, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a series of budget trailer bills on several notable topics. These budget trailer bills provide the key funding and implementation details associated with investments included in the state’s FY 2021-22 Budget Act. Below, we highlight several of the actions from this week: Homelessness…

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Governor Signs into Law Budget Act, Legislature Passes Health Trailer Bill

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the state’s FY 2021-22 budget agreement between the Newsom Administration and the Legislature. Recall, last month the Legislature passed its own version of the budget (AB 128) to meet the June 15 constitutional budget deadline while negotiations between legislative leaders and the Newsom Administration. Then, at the…

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State Unveils New Consolidated Cannabis Department

One of the deals struck in this year’s FY 2021-22 State Budget was the consolidation of the state’s three legalized cannabis governing departments (Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health, and Department of Food and Agriculture) into one centralized department now known as the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). The intent of this…

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Legislature Maintains Busy Committee Hearing Schedule

The California State Senate and Assembly this week maintained a steady pace of policy committee hearings as legislators approach upcoming bill deadlines and its month-long summer recess, set to begin upon the Legislature’s adjournment on July 16. Of note this week, Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders today announced a three-party agreement on AB 832…

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Legislature Passes Own Version of Budget, Negotiations with Newsom Continue

On Monday, the California State Senate and Assembly passed AB 128 (Ting),representing the Legislature’s joint $267.1 billion budget package which includes significant investments in public health and health care, individual financial supports, education, and aging, and more. Legislators faced a June 15 constitutionally required deadline to pass a state budget for the upcoming fiscal year…

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