California Plans $536M For Forests Before Fire Season; Republicans Want To Double FundingCalifornia will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said Thursday.
COVID, Housing Issues Top List As California Lawmakers Resume Session MondayCalifornia's coronavirus-ravaged economy and its Employment Development Department, which is at the center of a titanic fraud case that could exceed $2 billion, are at the top of the list when lawmakers resume their session on Monday.
$600 Stimulus Checks, $2 Billion To Re-Open Classrooms: Gov. Newsom Unveils California Budget ProposalGov. Gavin Newsom wants to give schools $2 billion to help start re-opening schools for in-person learning.
Pandemic's Uneven Impact Highlights Budget Issues In CaliforniaThe COVID-19 pandemic upended nearly every aspect of life in California, yet it has had a uneven effect on the world's fifth-largest economy.
California Stimulus? Gov. Newsom Includes $600 Payment For Low-Income Residents In Budget ProposalMillions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Despite COVID-19, Analyst Forecasts One-Time $26B California Budget WindfallCalifornia is expected to have a one-time $26 billion windfall in its next budget year, according to the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst, who said Wednesday that the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have not been as severe as anticipated.
Gov. Newsom Declares Emergency To Draw Down California Budget ReservesGov. Gavin Newsom declared a budget emergency Thursday that will allow California to take nearly $8 billion from a state reserve account to help plug a large budget deficit brought on by the coronavirus.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Agrees To Nix Cuts For Seniors, OthersCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has agreed not to cut funding for child care programs and health insurance for low-income older adults as part of his plan to cover the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit.
California Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Gov. Newsom's Budget CutsThe California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and health care programs - and instead takes more money from reserves and delays billions of dollars in payments to school districts.
Essential Workers Stage Protest In Cars At Capitol Over Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget CutsHealth workers, home care workers, social workers and janitors brought a caravan to the California State Capitol on Wednesday to protest proposed budget cuts.
California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Coronavirus ResponseCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday took an extra $1.8 billion from the state's dwindling coffers to pay for more protective gear and extra hospital beds to aid the state's response to the new coronavirus.
California's Budget Cuts Threaten Environmental SpendingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration's weakening of federal protections.
As Revenues Plummet From Coronavirus, Gov. Newsom Proposes $6.1 Billion In Budget CutsIn a budget reflecting the financial hit the state is already seeing from the coronavirus pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday proposed cutting $6.1 billion from a variety of programs in a budget he says prioritizes public education, public health and public safety.
State Workers Union Leader: Gov. Newsom To Propose 10% Pay CutThe leader of a union representing California state workers says the governor will propose a 10% pay cut to help cover a projected $54.3 billion budget deficit.
California Doom: Staggering $54 Billion Budget Deficit Looms From CoronavirusCalifornia will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion because of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday, a stunning reversal for a state that had a $21 billion surplus a year ago.