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California Budget 2016

Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2016-2017 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

Stories related to: California Budget 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Budget Of More Than $122 billion

June 27, 2016

(AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a state budget that uses a slice of California's revenue surplus to boost assistance for the poor and send more money to universities but keeps other new ongoing spending commitments to a minimum.

State Government

Should California's Rainy Day Fund Be Used Even When There's No Recession?

June 27, 2016 | Ben Adler

Democratic legislative leaders say California could tap its “Rainy Day Fund” to avoid a potential $4 billion budget deficit in 2019. But that deficit is projected based on continued economic growth – that is, even if there's no recession.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Lawmakers Approve New Regulations For Marijuana Growers

June 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California lawmakers have approved a bill as part of the state budget package that would streamline a permitting process for marijuana growers. Republican lawmakers say it’s unfair to other farmers.

Neil Kremer / Flickr

State Government

Calif. Budget Deal Includes Increase In Vehicle Registration Fee

June 13, 2016 | Ben Adler

The state will charge Californians more to put their cars on the roads next year as part of the state budget deal reached by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders.

State Government

Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Budget Deal

June 9, 2016 | Ben Adler | Ben Bradford

There’s a California budget deal at the state Capitol. The agreement reached Thursday afternoon does not include higher spending than what Gov. Jerry Brown proposed last month, but it does include several top priorities for legislative Democrats.

State Government

Brown Cites Fable In Bid To Limit New Budget Spending

May 13, 2016 | Ben Adler | Chris Nichols

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a $173.1 billion spending plan, which projects a nearly $2 billion drop in revenue compared with his initial budget released in January.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Prop 30 Extension Backers' Budget Claims Misleading

May 12, 2016 | Ben Adler

Backers of a potential November ballot measure say California’s schools and state budget will be in dire financial shape if voters don’t extend the Prop 30 income tax increases approved in 2012. But two of their claims don't hold up to scrutiny.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California Counts

Prop 30 Income Tax Increase Extension Likely Headed To Voters

May 11, 2016 | Ben Adler

Californians will likely decide this fall whether to extend the Proposition 30 income tax increases on the rich that voters approved in 2012.