Minutes ago, the California State Legislature passed the 2011-2012 state budget, and its accompanying trailer bills, on a majority vote and the package is headed to Governor Brown for his signature. Counties are disappointed that a 2/3 vote on the Governor’s budget plan, which would have guaranteed funding and provided constitutional protections for realigned programs, could not [...]
Each year, CSAC recognizes some of the most innovative and cost-effective programs in our 58 counties. The platform is our annual Challenge Awards program, which has grown significantly since it was launched in the early 1990s. The deadline for the 2011 awards is quickly approaching.
CSAC supports the Governor’s decision to veto the budget that was sent to him by the Legislature. CSAC has long advocated for a balanced solution that provides long-term fiscal relief to the State of California. The budget sent to the Governor did not include adequate funding for local public safety subventions nor for implementation of [...]
Legislative leadership is poised to debate a majority-vote budget today. Details of the budget proposal can be found in today’s Sacramento Bee. CSAC has long supported a balanced approach to resolving the nagging structural deficit that has plagued this state for the past few years. The budget proposed by Governor Brown provided such an approach, [...]
State General Fund receipts for May came in higher than expected, led by sales and use taxes. Also included: a chart showing actual receipts for the year versus budget estimates.