California’s Legislature worked quickly Wednesday afternoon to pass a $122.5 billion state budget to meet the constitutional deadline and picked up eight budget trailer bills earlier this morning for the 2016-17 budget package. CSAC is preparing a final Budget Action Bulletin that will be available later today to provide a comprehensive overview of the full budget sent to Governor Brown.
“California’s 58 counties are generally pleased with this budget and the stability it provides,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “We applaud the Governor’s overall philosophy of adding to the State’s reserve fund and spending some of the revenue surpluses on one-time projects — as this can help meet the state’s most urgent needs without encumbering future budgets. We also recognize the need to support long-term programs that help our most vulnerable population, which will pay dividends for many years to come.