California state budget (Page 4)

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following budget post: The 2020-21 Budget: Governor’s Information Security Proposals Twenty Budget Requests for Information Security (IS)-Related Resources. The 2020-21 Governor’s Budget includes several requests for state government entities that govern IS for the entire state to increase their operational capacity, as …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: California Student Aid Commission Governor Proposes $2.7 Billion for the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) in 2020-21. The Governor’s budget increases spending for Cal Grants—the state’s main student financial aid program—by $97 million (4 percent) over the …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Effectively Managing State Prison Infrastructure In this report, we (1) provide an overview of the state’s prison infrastructure, (2) discuss the major drivers of prison infrastructure needs and spending, and (3) provide a roadmap to guide the …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Reinventing the Department of Business Oversight Governor’s Proposal. The Governor proposes budget trailer legislation to make various changes related to the Department of Business Oversight, such as changing its name to the Department of Financial Protection and …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Taxation of E-Cigarettes The Governor has proposed a new state tax on e-cigarettes at a rate of $1 for every 20 milligrams of nicotine in a product (in addition to the existing 59 percent tax on the …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Department of Social Services In this brief, we evaluate the Governor’s major human services budget proposals for programs administered by the Department of Social Services, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP), California …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Early Education Analysis In this report, we analyze the Governor’s early education proposals and make associated recommendations. Below, we highlight key messages from the report. Recommend Providing a More Modest Amount of Additional Slots. The Governor’s budget …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2020-21 Budget: Criminal Justice Proposals In this report, we review the Governor’s proposed $19.7 billion spending plan for state criminal justice programs. Below we summarize some of the major findings and recommendations in the report. Governor’s Probation Proposals. The …continue reading

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In The 2020-21 Budget: Analyzing UC and CSU Cost Pressures, the non-partisan California State Legislative Analyst’s Office looks over financial challenges facing the two state university systems. Here is a teaser description from an email announcing the report: The state operates two university systems: the University of California (UC) and …continue reading

Editorial - Room with a View

Last Friday morning, representatives of the City of Los Alamitos described the City’s dire budget projections to those attending the Los Alamitos Chamber networking breakfast. They came armed with alarming graphs. They urged business owners and residents to take part in upcoming workshops that will address the budget disaster. City …continue reading

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Today, Governor Gavin Newson announced his adoption of Orange County Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s proposal that seeks to provide options at the State’s Fairview Developmental Center, for Orange County’s homeless. To address the immediate crisis of homelessness and severe medically ill Orange County residents, the Governor has included authorization to move forward …continue reading