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California Budget 2019

Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2019-2020 — from Gov. Gavin Newsom's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.


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Max Whittaker for CALmatters

State Government

About That Giant California Budget Surplus

January 16, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom's finance team put the surplus into three buckets: $3 billion for education and social services, $8.5 billion in one-time spending and $10 billion to build what Newsom is calling “budget resiliency.”

Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio

State Government

Newsom Proposes $144 Billion California Budget With Focus On Education, Building Reserves

January 10, 2019 | Ben Adler | Chris Nichols | Sammy Caiola

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first proposed budget follows former Gov. Jerry Brown’s pattern of allocating billions of dollars in reserves while making large investments in early childhood development, education, healthcare and emergency readiness.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Health Care

Newsom Moves To Bring Down Drug Costs, Expand Affordable Coverage

January 8, 2019 | Sammy Caiola

Changes in drug price negotiations could bring down costs for Medi-Cal enrollees if Gov. Gavin Newsom moves forward with a proposal released Monday.