California state budget (Page 5)

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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

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The California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan public policy research group, issued the following statement from Executive Director Chris Hoene in response to today’s release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2019-20 budget: “Governor Newsom’s revised budget continues the bold investments he first proposed in January that are necessary to …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2019-20 budget proposal: “The Governor’s desire for new taxes despite an estimated $21.5 billion budget surplus is unfortunate, unhelpful, and unnecessary. For example, adding another tax to water bills increases the cost-of-living for families …continue reading