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Legislative Analyst Office Releases 2023-24 Fiscal Outlook Revealing a $24 Billion Budget Deficit

Elizabeth Esquivel
Nov 22, 2022

When the report was released, it revealed an estimated $25 billion deficit and as of today, the LAO updated their report to reflect a $24 billion budget deficit. Below are some of the highlights from the report.

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Governor Newsom Acts on Key Bills

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
Sep 30, 2022

Governor Newsom has been busy this week acting on hundreds of bills before him. He has already decided the fate of bills that CASBO has taken a position on and have been closely monitoring.

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Legislative Update and CDC Issues Updated Guidance

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
Aug 16, 2022

The Legislature has until August 31, 2022, to vote on bills so they can head to the Governor. Below is a legislative update on the bills, and an update on recent CDC guidance.

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Governor Signs 2022-23 Budget; State Allocation Board Decides on Piggyback Contracts; and California Department of Public Health Offers Updated Guidance

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
Jul 11, 2022

Friday, July 1, 2022, was the last day for policy committees to hear bills, marking another deadline to determine which bills continue to move through the legislative process. The Legislature is in summer recess through August 1, 2022. Upon their return, they will have until August 31, 2022, to vote on bills so they can head to the Governor.

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Governor Newsom Signs 2022-23 Budget

Elizabeth Esquivel & Andrea Ball
Jun 30, 2022

After weeks of negotiations, the Governor and Legislature have reached a final budget agreement. On June 30, 2022, the Governor signed numerous budget bills, meeting the statutory deadline. Here are the highlights of the major education budget proposals that were adopted for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

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Act Now to Support Education in the Final Budget Agreement

With the June 15th deadline to pass a budget bill just around the corner, budget negotiations have begun with the Governor and the Legislature. They need to hear from local educational leaders pushing back on these changes before they finalize a budget.

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