Financial

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2022-23 Budget: Initial Comments on the Governor’s May Revision Key Takeaways: Governor Allocates $52 Billion Overall General Fund Surplus in May Revision. Reflecting extraordinary revenue growth for a second year in a row, we estimate the Governor had a …continue reading

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While pulling together the Top Ten Stories list on Sunday, April 10, I realized that I have neglected monthly, quarterly, and yearly Top Ten Stores. The last monthly Top Ten Stories article was for September 2021. As part of catching up, here is a list of the Top Ten Stories …continue reading

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State Treasurer Fiona Ma, who chairs the board that oversees CalABLE, California’s savings and investment plan offered to eligible individuals with disabilities, announced the CalABLE Ambassador class for 2022 with a video featuring its nine ambassadors. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/tYS6jxcjeTY CalABLE Ambassadors are volunteer extensions of the CalABLE team, inspiring …continue reading

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A year after implementing one of the most expansive consumer protection laws in the country, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced it has collected close to $1 million in restitution for consumers, fielded hundreds of additional complaints related to the law, and launched more than 100 investigations …continue reading

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The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is now accepting applications for its CalMoneySmart Grant Program, which will award a total of $2 million this year to nonprofits providing free financial empowerment programs for unbanked and underbanked consumers in California. This is the third year of grant funding. …continue reading

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A landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and the California Air Resources Board has just surpassed a milestone of financing enough truck loans to help get more than 36,000 cleaner trucks on the road, State Treasurer Fiona Ma and the California Air Resources Board announced. The Heavy-Duty …continue reading

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Orange County Treasurer Shari Freidenrich reminds taxpayers that the application period for the California Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) that allows low income seniors and disabled property owners to defer their fiscal year 2021-22 secured property taxes on their principal residence if they meet established criteria. The program does not …continue reading