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Legislators Urge End to Business Tax Increase

A bipartisan group of 25 California legislators led by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) is urging Assembly Budget leadership to immediately end a tax increase...

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...

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...

Legislature Passes Budget, Clearing Way for Real Negotiations

The Legislature fulfilled its constitutional obligation this week by approving a state budget just ahead of the June 15 deadline. But meeting the formal...

Governor’s Budget Plan Saves, Pays Down Debt

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has outlined a “carefully balanced” budget plan for 2015–16, demonstrating his commitment to keep the state on a steady...

Finance Director Presents Budget Proposal Highlights

We are in extraordinary times right now, but that is punctuated by a lot of uncertainty, California Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler commented this week to a luncheon audience of more than 100 business leaders at the California Chamber of Commerce

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...

Legislative Analyst Projects More Revenue; Echoes Governor’s Call for Fiscal Restraint

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week released revenue projections a few billion dollars higher than estimated in the Governor’s budget plan, but...

Legislative Analyst Takes First Look at Coronavirus Impact on State Budget

Economic uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will create logistical and financial challenges for the state budget, the state Legislative Analyst commented this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...