The Legislative Analyst’s Office released its November budget forecast today, announcing a projected $25.4 billion state budget deficit for 2011-12.
Today, Democratic leaders announced a new budget proposal that incorporates a number of items of interest to counties. The Budget Conference Committee will adopt the package in meetings over the next few days.
State revenues are beating expectations; details within.
Yesterday, the Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 heard an Administration proposal to suspend a mandate associated with the Open Meeting/Brown Act. These mandated services include agenda preparation, agenda posting, closed session disclosures, and staff training. The Administration’s proposal to suspend would essentially make these procedures optional to local agencies, thereby saving the state about $17 million [...]