CDCAN: SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE APPROVES 10 NEW BUDGET TRAILER BILLS – WILL GO TO SENATE FLOOR & ASSEMBLY FLOOR NEXT WEEK FOR FINAL VOTE

 BILLS MOSTLY CLARIFY BUDGET PROVISIONS PASSED LAST JUNE – BUT SOME IMPACT MAJOR POLICY CHANGES MAJOR POLICY CHANGE REGARDING “MODIFICATION” OF SPECIAL EDUCATION BEHAVIORIAL INTERVENTION MANDATE CLARIFIES THAT NEW DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER ADMISSIONS POLICY APPLIES TO NEW ADMISSIONS – NOT TO EXISTING RESIDENTS CLARIFICATION ON CHANGES MADE TO IHSS PROGRAM LAST JUNE INCLUDING ESTABLISHMENT OF STATEWIDE … Continue reading

California Healthline: Judge Delays State Efforts To Order November Ballot Measures

On Friday, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley issued a temporary restraining order against Secretary of State Debra Bowen from assigning the order that propositions will appear on the November ballot, the Los Angeles Times reports (Mishak/York, Los Angeles Times, 6/30). Frawley delayed the process of assigning ballot numbers so that the court can examine a new law … Continue reading

Capitol Alert: California Supreme Court Denies Challenge of Senate Maps

The California Supreme Court ruled today that state Senate maps drawn by a citizens commission will be used in this year’s elections, despite a pending referendum to overturn them. The issue came before the High Court after a Republican-backed group, Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting, filed more than 711,000 signatures with county elections offices in a referendum … Continue reading

California Supreme Court Weighs in on Senate Redistricting

The California Supreme Court expressed concern Tuesday that there might be too little time to redraw new voter maps for this year’s state Senate elections even though the existing political boundaries could be put on hold pending a November referendum.

During a special session, the state high court grappled with which alternative election maps to use should the court determine that a proposed referendum on the issue is likely to qualify for the November ballot.

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