Category: Budget


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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Budget Negotiations Continue, Legislature Prepares Budget Bill

In what has been a relatively quiet week in Sacramento on the budget front, closed-door negotiations remain ongoing between the Newsom Administration and legislative leaders on the state’s FY 2021-22 budget. Recall, last week, the California State Senate and Assembly announced agreement between the two houses on a unified legislative budget package, setting up the…

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Legislature Announces Budget Agreement, Negotiations Underway with Administration

On Tuesday, Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner and Assembly Budget Committee Chair Phil Ting announced early agreement between both houses on a joint $267.1 billion budget package, which includes significant investments in public health, individual financial supports, education, and aging. According to both budget committee chairs, the Legislature’s framework builds on…

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CA Can’t Wait Coalition Continues Budget Advocacy for Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce Investment

Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget, released last week, did not include any new, ongoing funding for investments in public health infrastructure and workforce, despite the state’s record-breaking surplus of $75.75 billion. The California Can’t Wait Coalition, comprising local health officials, local leaders, frontline workers, and health equity advocates, this week continued its budget advocacy…

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LAO Issues Report on Governor’s May Revise

This week, the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) issued a report following the Governor’s release of his Administration’s May Revise Budget last week. The LAO provides the Legislature initial takeaways from the Governor’s budget and details considerations for the Legislature as they assess investment proposals over the coming weeks. Of particular note, the LAO estimates…

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Despite Record-Breaking Surplus, Newsom Fails to Invest in Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released his Administration’s May Revision, detailing new and adjusted budgetary investments based on the state’s latest revenue projections. The Governor’s May Revision represents a $267.8 billion budget of which $196.8 billion is provided by state General Fund. Notably, despite a record-breaking $75.75 billion surplus, Governor Newsom fails to propose any new,…

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