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Cannabis Tax Revenue In California Could Be Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Below Projections

May 15, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Gov. Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget released last week reduced cannabis excise tax projections to $288 million in 2019 and $359 million in 2020 — more than $200 million combined lower than forecasted in January.

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Gov. Newsom's Budget Has $1 Billion To Address Homelessness, But Advocates Want More Investment In Permanent Housing

May 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s focus on short-term, emergency aid was questioned by some advocates who said more funding is needed for permanent housing for homeless individuals.

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More California Cities Could Start Collecting Ride Data From Bike And E-scooter Companies

May 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

Some cities — like Sacramento and Los Angeles — already plan to collect this data, and a bill in the Legislature could expand the practice.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci On Newsom's Budget, Pete Buttigieg In California

May 13, 2019

California continues to be a major player on the national stage. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his state’s budget revision, including some items long sought after by legislators. Presidential hopefuls continued to spend time in the state.

 Photo for CALmatters by Dan Morain

Insight With Beth Ruyak

How A 16-Year-Old Murder Case Reflects California’s Changing Approach To Criminal Justice

May 13, 2019

Dan Morain of CALmatters joins Insight to discuss a 16-year-old murder case that illustrates California’s changing approach to criminal justice.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Uncovered California

Newsom’s Latest Health Care Proposal Includes More Help For Covered California Consumers, Less Money For The Undocumented

May 9, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his revised budget proposal falls short, particularly for the undocumented.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Proposes $213 Billion Budget, Including $1 Billion For Homelessness And Increased ‘Rainy Day’ Reserves

May 9, 2019 | Ben Adler | Chris Nichols | Scott Rodd

The revised spending plan is a $4.5 billion increase over Newsom’s January proposal and would spend the extra revenue on education, debt payments and building the state’s ‘rainy day’ fund.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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All Eyes On Gov. Gavin Newsom As He Prepares Updated California Budget Proposal

May 9, 2019 | Ben Adler

Although the state’s economy continues to be strong, Newsom is offering words of caution ahead of releasing his “May Revise” budget update.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

It’s Time For Gov. Gavin Newsom's 'May Revise' Budget Announcement

May 9, 2019

Every year in May, California’s governor releases a revised state budget. Will there be optimism or doom and gloom? The so-called “May Revise” is kind of a big event, and is greatly anticipated by those who follow the state budget process.

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