California state budget

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California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson released the following statement in response to the final state budget, now signed into law: “The Democrats’ monopoly on spending and policy continues to fail Californians. Taxpayers looking to them for solutions on wildfire prevention, drought, housing affordability, homelessness and public safety will …continue reading

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Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s top credit ratings agencies, has determined that Governor Newsom’s proposed budget is “structurally balanced” while investing in some of the state’s most pressing challenges. Here are some of the top takeaways: “the governor takes a fairly conservative approach to using increased revenue by limiting …continue reading

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On Friday, May 13, Governor Newsom presented his May Revision for the 2022-23 budget based on updated information on the state’s fiscal outlook. The Governor proposed a $300 billion spending plan, including a $277 billion General Fund. General Fund revenues are now estimated to be nearly $55 billion higher than …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s $300.7 billion budget priorities: “The Governor projects a $47 billion operating budget surplus even though the Legislative Analyst’s Office projects it to be $65 billion. Regardless, this is a lot of money. The legislature should resist the temptation …continue reading

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As global inflation and war in Europe drive up costs across the country, California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing a $300.7 billion budget to provide relief from rising inflation, ensure public safety, address homelessness, transform public education, and combat climate change. The Governor’s California Blueprint includes an $18.1 billion inflation …continue reading

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In the coming days, Governor Newsom will unveil his updated 2022-23 California state budget proposal — commonly known as the May Revision or May Revise. This revised proposal outlines the governor’s economic outlook and his administration’s policy priorities, including changes since his January proposed budget. As we gear up to …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 09 through January 15 include a Pacific tsunami, COVID-19, and bulky-item drop-off in Garden Grove. Top Ten Stories for JJanuary 09 through January 15 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Tsunami advisory issued for …continue reading

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Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-2023 State Budget: “The Governor’s budget proposal comes as we enter the third year of the pandemic. This is a critical juncture for California— we must continue to …continue reading

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The California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan, research and analysis nonprofit committed to advancing public policies that improve the lives of Californians, released the following statement from Executive Director Chris Hoene following the release of Governor Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget: “Urgent funding and support for the ongoing public …continue reading