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Governor Newsom Releases the 2023-24 State Budget Proposal

Elizabeth Esquivel & Mishaal Gill
Jan 10, 2023

Governor Gavin Newsom released the 2023-24 state budget proposal that focuses on resiliency and protecting existing investments, while emphasizing the use of one-time funding.

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Legislature Reconvenes for the 2023-2024 Regular Session 

Elizabeth Esquivel & Mishaal Gill
Jan 6, 2023

Senate President pro Tem, Toni Atkins, announced committee chairs and membership for the 2023-24 legislative session.

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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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