2020-21 Budget

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State Budget Assumes Reduction in Employee Compensation Costs to Address Budget Problem. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had far-reaching negative effects on the state economy, which have direct and indirect implications for the state budget. In May, the administration estimated the state would have a $54.3 billion General …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Climate Change Proposals This report assesses the Governor’s major 2020-21 budget proposals related to climate change. The four proposals we evaluate are the Governor’s (1) cap-and-trade expenditure plan ($965 million), (2) expanded climate adaptation research and technical …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: The Governor’s Cannabis-Related Proposals In this report, we (1) provide some background on cannabis regulation and taxation in California; (2) describe the Governor’s proposals; and (3) provide recommendations on these proposals for legislative consideration. Governor’s Proposals. The …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Transportation This report provides our review of the Governor’s 2020-21 budget proposals for the state’s transportation departments and programs. Budget Summary. In total, the proposed budget includes $26.9 billion for transportation programs, including the California Department of …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Structuring the Budget California has made significant progress in recent years to make its budget more resilient. Yet the process of achieving resilience can never be considered finished. This report lays out a framework for evaluating the …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following budget brief: The 2020-21 Budget: Assessing the Governor’s Reorganization Proposals As part of his budget plan for 2020-21, the Governor proposes six government reorganizations—which we define as the consolidation or transfer of government functions—across several policy areas. The proposals would affect …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Analysis of the Department of Developmental Services Budget In this report, we evaluate the Governor’s proposed $9.2 billion ($5.7 billion General Fund) budget for the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). We provide an analysis of four key …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-21 state budget: “The Governor’s budget kicks off the state’s public budget process, and I support proposed critical investments addressing the homelessness crisis, emergency preparedness, as …continue reading