Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CalChamber-Backed Bills Part of Budget Package

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week signed his final budget, a package that includes three California Chamber of Commerce-supported budget trailer bills which...

Governor’s Revised Budget Plan Saves Money for Rainy Day; No New Taxes

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised version of his state budget proposal for 2018–19. The Governor’s final budget continues to...

Governor Calls for Fiscal Prudence with Budget Plan

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed the final budget of his gubernatorial career, proposing to spend a record $190 billion without raising...

Final Budget Agreement Keeps Lid on New Spending

The Governor and legislative leaders announced on Tuesday, June 13 that they had reached an agreement on a $125 billion budget for the 2017–18...

Governor’s May Budget Revise Continues to Hold Line on Spending

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised budget plan for 2017–18 that continues to restrain new spending. The Governor warned that...

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes...

Governor’s Prudent Budget Adds to Rainy Day Fund

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, this week proposed a prudent and balanced state budget for 2017–18 that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and...

Signed State Budget Includes Changes to Private Attorneys General Act

Changes to the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) are part of the recently signed budget and accompanying trailer bills. The Labor Code PAGA authorizes...

Legislature OKs Budget

The California Legislature sent to the Governor this week a $123 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Negotiations between the...

CalChamber Supports Governor’s Plan to Expedite Housing Development

The California Chamber of Commerce supports language proposed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in a budget trailer proposal that allows new market-rate housing...

Former Finance Director Reviews Budget Cycles for CalChamber Board

Michael C. Genest, director of the California Department of Finance during the Schwarzenegger administration and founder of Capitol Matrix Consulting, walks the CalChamber Board...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Spending Line, Makes Saving a...

On May 13, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs...

May Budget Revision: Amid Declining Revenue Growth, Governor Holds Line on Spending, Makes Saving...

On Friday, Governor  Edmund G. Brown Jr. released his May Revision to the California state budget. In addition to the budget numbers, graphs and...

State of the State Address Governor Keeps Focus on Budget Discipline

Paying for existing state commitments and continuing to add to state budget reserves were the twin highlights of the Governor’s State of the State...

Finance Director Recaps Budget for CalChamber

Managing state finances with a long-term view is a guiding principle for the Governor’s budget proposal for 2016–17, California Finance Director Michael Cohen told...

Governor Urges Restraint in Proposed Fiscal Plan

Emphasizing his commitment to fiscal prudence, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week proposed a $171 billion state balanced budget with no new general...

Governor, Democrats Agree on Budget

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week announced that he and the Democratic leaders of the Assembly and Senate have reached agreement on a...