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A Deep Dive into Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Proposition 98 Education Proposals

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Mar 2, 2020

Last month, Governor Newsom released the proposed statutory changes that conform with his January budget proposals, known as trailer bill language. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the major education proposals and highlights recommendations made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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The Legislature Meets Bill Introduction Deadline

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Feb 24, 2020

On Friday, February 21, 2020, the legislative statutory deadline to submit new policy proposals was greeted with legislators introducing a total of 2,297 proposals, of which about 400 impact public education. Policy bills have a thirty-day review period before they can be heard in its first policy committee.

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CASBO Releases the 2019 Scorecard for State Legislators

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Jan 23, 2020

CASBO is proud to release the 3rd annual Legislative Scorecard for the 2019 legislative session, which grades state lawmakers on their final floor votes on the top four legislative bills that CASBO supported and the top four legislative bills that CASBO opposed. The scorecard helps evaluate how each lawmaker voted on these eight proposals that will have significant fiscal and programmatic impact to public education.

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Understanding the Changes to Proposition 13

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Jan 22, 2020

Understanding that legal jargon and election ballot information can be confusing to voters, there is an added complexity regarding two initiatives impacting public education in this year’s election cycles on March 3, 2020 and potentially on November 3, 2020.

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Governor Newsom Releases the 2020-21 State Budget

Sara Bachez and Elizabeth Esquivel
Jan 10, 2020

Today, Governor Newsom released the 2020-21 state budget that prioritizes addressing climate change, affordable health care, and housing. The state reserves have reached $21 billion to mitigate future economic challenges and continues the suspension of about $2 billion in programmatic expansions until July 1, 2023. The Governor’s economic forecast assumes federal approval of the Managed Care Organization (MCO) tax authorized in the 2019 Budget Act, with revenues reflecting in the 2021-22 fiscal year, which would maintain a structurally balanced budget through 2023-24.

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