Category: Legislative Updates


One Week Remains in Year’s Legislative Session

Lawmakers in Sacramento this week maintained a steady pace of floor sessions only, working toward next Friday’s legislative deadline for any bill to be passed to the Governor. With only days remaining in this year’s legislative session, legislators continue to secure last-minute amendments and votes to get their remaining bills in play across the finish…

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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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Legislature Set to Return from Summer Recess, Four Weeks Remain in Year’s Legislative Session

On Monday, the California State Senate and Assembly will return to Sacramento from their month-long summer recess. Our four weeks will remain in the first year of the two-year legislative session upon lawmakers’ Monday return to the capital city. The next two weeks will be largely dedicated to fiscal committee deliberations and actions; fiscal committees…

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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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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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