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DOF Notifies Legislature of $1.8 Billion Transfer to Support COVID-19 Response

Late Thursday, the Department of Finance (DOF) notified Senate and Assembly budget and appropriations committee chairs of the Newsom Administration’s intent to transfer $1.831 billion to the Disaster Response-Emergency Operations Account (DREOA) to support the state’s ongoing response efforts to COVID-19 through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2020. DOF details allocations…

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Budget Subcommittees Convene to Hear Governor’s FY 2020-21 May Revision

Following the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s FY 2020-21 May Revision Budget last week, Senate and Assembly budget subcommittees convened several hearings this week to assess the Newsom Administration’s proposals and to provide stakeholders and the public an extended amount of time to weigh in on May Revision proposals. Given the abbreviated budget timeline due…

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Newsom Signs Executive Order on Various Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-65-20 addressing a number of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order extends the timeframe for local governments to submit claims for reimbursements to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) and extends expiration dates for Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC). Any MMIC that would otherwise have…

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Newsom Launches Statewide Contact Tracing Program and Public Awareness Campaign

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of “California Connected,” the state’s contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of the new initiative, public health workers throughout the state will connect with individuals who test positive for COVID-19 to ensure individuals and their potential contacts have access to confidential testing, medical care, and…

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Governor Newsom Releases FY 2020-21 May Revision, Projects $54.3 Billion Budget Shortfall

On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom released his FY 2020-21 May Revision budget, reflecting drastically different economic and fiscal conditions from when he unveiled his original budget proposal in early January. Notably, the Newsom Administration projects a $54.3 billion budget deficit, requiring the Administration to draw down a series of reserve funds, withdraw previously proposed investments,…

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Senate Returns to Sacramento, Flavored Tobacco Bill Advances

This week, the California State Senate returned to Sacramento following its unprecedented joint recess amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Recall, last week, the Assembly returned to Sacramento to resume its in-person legislative activities, albeit in a significantly modified way to support physical distancing. With both chambers now back in Sacramento, the Senate and Assembly face compressed…

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Western State Leaders Urge Federal Support for State and Local Governments in Responding to COVID-19, House Considers $3 Trillion Relief Package

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state leaders continue to attempt to respond to significant economic relief needs nationwide. Below, we highlight these actions: Western States Pact Urges $1 Trillion for State and Local Governments This week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced governors and legislative leaders from California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington sent a…

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