LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget with few changes — or complaints

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California’s $96.3-billion state budget with minimal changes; even GOP criticism is muted   Gov. Jerry Brown signs the state budget in the presence of legislative leaders. Behind him, left to right, are Assemblymen Bob Blumenfield and John Pérez and Sens. Darrell Steinberg and Mark Leno. (“Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press / June 27, 2013) By Chris … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS 17 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS

Budget Trailer Bills Make Changes To State Law To Implement the 2013-2014 State Budget Contained In the Main Budget Bill AB 110 ·     Nearly All of the Trailer Bills Were Passed by Legislature June 14-15 and June 17 Including Those Impacting IHSS, Medi-Cal, Coordinated Care Initiative, Regional Centers, Developmental Centers, Mental Health, Foster Care, Healthy Families … Continue reading

CDCAN: GOVERNOR SIGNS MAIN BUDGET BILL

GOVERNOR SIGNS MAIN BUDGET BILL – NO LINE ITEM VETOES TO HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES IN MAIN BUDGET BILL SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN)  [Last updated – 06/27/2013 – 11:16 AM] – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 110, the main budget bill containing the California’s 2013-2014 spending plan for the State budget year that begins July 1st.  … Continue reading

CDCAN: Governor Brown Signs SB 67 IHSS Court Settlement Bill

California State Budget: GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS SB 67 IHSS COURT SETTLEMENT BILL – MAKES OFFICIAL TEMPORARY 8% ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUT IN HOURS FOR ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS BEGINNING JULY 1stFOLLOWED BY 7% CUT NEXT YEAR ·      Also Signs SB 68 That Makes Adjustments to Current Budget ·      Budget Conference Committee Scheduled To Meet Friday at 1 PM Though Not Likely To … Continue reading

LA Times: Analyst disputes Brown’s budget outlook as too glum

Legislature’s advisor sees $3 billion more in revenue, which could hamper the governor’s bid to curb spending. By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles TimesMay 17, 2013, 7:27 p.m.   SACRAMENTO — California’s financial picture is much brighter than Gov. Jerry Brown suggested in his latest spending plan, according to the Legislature’s top budget advisor, who said the state will … Continue reading

California Healthline: Brown’s $96.4B Revised Budget Expects More Medi-Cal Spending

On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) released his revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2013-2014, the New York Times reports. The revised $96.4 billion spending plan is a $1.3 billion reduction from the initial spending plan that Brown announced in January (Onishi, New York Times, 5/14). The governor said economic growth has been slower than he previously expected because of federal budget … Continue reading

SacBee: Jerry Brown presses Washington for ‘broad authority’ on health care

Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown walks through the Capitol to a news conference Thursday where he unveiled his proposed state budget for the year that begins July 1. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/11/5106731/jerry-brown-says-californias-budget.html#storylink=cpy

WASHINGTON – Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he remains concerned about California’s ability to control costs as the state moves to expand health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, seeking assurances from the Obama administration that California will have “broad authority” to curb future spending. “We need to be able to control costs, period,” the Democratic governor … Continue reading

CDCAN: Legislature Gears Up for Budget Subcommittee Hearings In Early March – Senate Releases Schedule – All Eyes on Health Care Reform/Medi-Cal Expansion and Education Funding – and Governor’s May Budget Revisions

In Washington, it's called the Affordable Care Act. In Sacramento, it could be become known as another budget buster. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / July 9, 2012)

California State Budget: LEGISLATURE GEARS UP FOR BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS BEGINNING IN EARLY MARCH ·      State Senate Budget Subcommittee Hearing Schedule Released ·      Education Funding and Health Care Reform Implementation Including Changes to Medi-Cal Program Are Budget Main Issues For Policymakers ·      Feb 28th Informational Hearing by Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health & Human Services and Assembly Health Committee … Continue reading

SacBee: State analyst: California now $5 billion ahead

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Posted by Kevin Yamamura January 30, 2013 California’s top fiscal review office said today the state is now poised to finish January $5 billion ahead for the month in the wake of state and federal tax changes. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office told The Bee last week that it believed the state would finish the month $4 billion … Continue reading

CDCAN: SENIOR BROWN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WILL CONVENE HEALTH CARE REFORM STAKEHOLDER GROUP PUBLIC MEETING FRIDAY FEB 1ST AT 1 PM TO LOOK AT MEDI-CAL ELIGIBILITY EXPANSION OPTIONS

Public Can Participate Via Conference Call Number Meeting First In A Series To Discuss How State Should Proceed In Expanding Medi-Cal Eligibility Under Federal Health Care Reform Act Beginning January 2014 Expansion Could Add Over 1.4 Million More Californians to Medi-Cal Program Major Potential Impact to People With Disabilities, Seniors Who Are Not Currently Eligible … Continue reading

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