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California Budget 2018

Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2018-2019 — from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

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State Government

‘Water Tax’ Debate Continues After California Budget Passage

June 18, 2018 | Ben Bradford

The state’s next budget does not include a new charge on water users to fund safe drinking water in rural communities, but that proposal is still alive.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

California’s Budget Deal Is Set For A Vote On Thursday. Here Are The Details.

June 14, 2018 | Ben Adler

The budget agreement California lawmakers are expected to send to Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t just include the spending bill itself. There’s also more than two dozen other measures that implement the budget — known as trailer bills.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Recapping The Primaries And Previewing The State Budget

June 8, 2018

CapRadio’s Ben Adler joins us to talk about the early results of the California primary elections this week and what they mean for the November general elections. Then, he explains what we can expect from the California state budget.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Help For Yellowing Newspapers In Revised Brown Budget Proposal

May 14, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

Deep in the archives of the California State Library sit mounds and large volumes of yellowed newspaper print. There are efforts underway to keep the papers from yellowing any further and to preserve the past.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

No Major Bump For Medi-Cal, Covered California in Governor’s Revise Despite Push From Lawmakers

May 11, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Jerry Brown opted not to include major investments in public health insurance programs in his budget revision on Friday, citing a preference for one-time spending measures over long-term commitments.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown To Release May Revision To State Budget

May 11, 2018

Gov. Brown will announce revisions to the state budget Friday morning based on the latest economic trends and data. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler covers the state's revenue and spending priorities for the next year.