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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/10/2019 09:13 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/10/2019 09:13 PM
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Governor Newsom Proposes $209 Billion 2019-20 “California For All” State Budget

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature today – a fiscal blueprint that builds a strong financial foundation by investing an unprecedented $13.6 billion in budget resiliency and paying down unfunded pension liabilities. “During my inaugural speech, I described the California Dream as a house we are building together,” said Governor Newsom. “That wasn’t just a speech device – it’s exactly what we are proposing today. To make the California Dream available to all, our state must be fiscally sound. This Budget lays a strong financial foundation for our state by eliminating debts, expanding the rainy-day fund and paying down our unfunded liabilities.”

Building the Foundation for the California Dream

Given federal political uncertainty, the risks to the current economic forecast, and the need for a solid fiscal foundation, the Budget allocates $13.6 billion to building budgetary resiliency and paying down the state’s unfunded pension liabilities. This includes:

$4 billion investment that eliminates all outstanding budgetary debt as well as deferrals
$4.8 billion to build reserves, bringing the state’s Rainy Day Fund to more than $15 billion this year (the largest amount ever) and nearly $20 billion over four years
$4.8 billion to pay down unfunded retirement liabilities

The Budget’s remaining spending prudently charts the path toward building a long-term fiscal foundation. Over 86 percent of the new spending contained in the Budget is one-time, and in each of the out-years the Budget has positive operating balance. The Budget also more than quadruples the size of the state’s Safety Net Reserve, strengthening programs that provide the first-line of defense for families during an economic downturn.

Confronting the Cost Crisis

While fortifying the state’s fiscal foundations, the Budget sets forth a series of proposals that help families confront the cost crisis. The Budget funds a comprehensive early childhood plan, more affordable paths for higher education, brings the state closer toward health care for all, and takes meaningful steps to addressing the housing crisis.

The Budget creates a new “Working Families Tax Credit” by more than doubling the size of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit to $1 billion, supporting low-income families with young children by providing a $500 credit for families covered by the credit with children under the age of six. The credit will also be expanded to reach full-time workers earning $15 per hour—reaching 400,000 additional families. This expanded credit will be funded as part of a tax conformity package.

To improve affordability and access to health care, the Budget addresses the rising cost of prescription drugs, makes critical investments to uphold and expand the Affordable Care Act by increasing subsidies to ensure that more low- and middle-class Californians can afford health coverage through Covered California, and makes progress in providing universal coverage by expanding Medi-Cal to approximately 138,000 young adults age 19 through 25 regardless of immigration status.

To address California’s housing crisis, the Budget includes $1.3 billion General Fund one-time and a new approach to spur housing development to address the state’s affordability crisis and promote economic growth. The Budget also expands state tax credits to further develop both low- and moderate-income housing, and proposes new innovative housing on excess state property.

The Budget includes proposals to directly address child poverty and support families in breaking the cycle of poverty through work and education, including a grant increase for the lowest income families served by the CalWORKs program to 50 percent of the Federal Poverty level. The Budget also proposes a supplemental Cal Grant award of up to $6,000 for student-parents with dependent children attending California’s public colleges and an increased number of competitive Cal Grant awards to improve access to higher education.

Focus on Early Childhood

The Budget includes funding for universal preschool for all income-eligible four-year-old children in the state, phased in over a three-year period. This funding will allow state preschool providers to offer full-day/full-year care to better accommodate working parents. The Budget proposes the development of a plan to achieve universal preschool for all children in California, including new revenue options to support increased enrollment. The Budget includes $500 million one-time General Fund to build child care infrastructure, including investing in the education of the child care workforce.

To promote affordability and family bonding, the Administration is committed to expanding the Paid Family Leave program with the goal of ensuring that all newborns and newly adopted babies can be cared for by a parent or a close family member for the first six months. The Budget proposes to adjust the reserve requirement for the fund that supports the Paid Family Leave program. This change will enable the state to make a down payment in expanding Paid Family Leave in the upcoming budget year while maintaining an adequate reserve. During the year, the Administration will convene a task force to consider different options to increase participation in the program and to phase in this program expansion.

Largest K-12 Education Per-Pupil Expenditure in History

The funding guarantee for K-12 schools and community colleges in 2019-20 is $80.7 billion — a new all-time high with per-pupil expenditures now nearly $5,000 higher than just 7 years ago. The Budget also funds critical work to build a longitudinal data system to better track student outcomes and increase the alignment of our educational system to the state’s workforce needs.

The Budget also includes $750 million one-time General Fund to address barriers to full-day kindergarten. About one quarter of students enrolled in kindergarten do not have access to a full-day kindergarten program. This investment will put California on a path for all kindergartners to attend full-day kindergarten.

To address the rising costs of CalSTRS pensions and provide immediate relief to districts, the Budget proposes a $3 billion one-time non-Proposition 98 General Fund payment to CalSTRS on behalf of schools (the employers). Overall, this payment is expected to provide immediate relief to school districts and will reduce the out-year contribution rate by half a percentage point.

The Budget reflects $576 million in Proposition 98 General Fund to support expanded special education services in school districts with a high concentration of special education students.

Free Two Years Community College & Long-Term Investments in Higher Education

The Budget includes $1.4 billion ($942 million ongoing) for higher education to support increased enrollment, improved time to degree and a tuition freeze. Segments serving a higher number of students receive a greater amount of the increased resources. The Budget proposes funding for two free years of community college tuition for first-time, full-time students.

University of California—$240 million ongoing General Fund for operational costs; student success, student hunger and housing initiatives; ongoing support for graduate medical education; and mental health resources. The Budget also includes $138 million one-time General Fund for deferred maintenance.

California State University—$300 million ongoing General Fund for operational costs, increased enrollment, and for continued progress toward the equity goals of the Graduation Initiative 2025. The Budget also includes $247 million in one-time General Fund for the expansion of on-campus child care facilities serving students and deferred maintenance, and $15 million in one-time General Fund for student hunger and housing initiatives.
Community Colleges—$402 million ongoing Proposition 98 General Fund, including a 3.46-percent COLA, enrollment growth, legal services for undocumented students and families, and providing a second year of free tuition.


Invests in Emergency Readiness, Response and Recovery

The Budget proposes to continue to support local areas devastated by the 2018 wildfires by backfilling wildfire-related property tax losses and waiving the local share of cost for debris removal. Funding for impacted schools is also backfilled. The Budget includes $200 million General Fund to augment CAL FIRE’s firefighting capabilities, adding 13 additional year-round engines, replacing Vietnam War-era helicopters, deploying new large air tankers, and investing in technology and data analytics that will support CAL FIRE’s incident command in developing more effective initial fire suppression strategies. The Budget also continues $25 million General Fund ongoing for pre-positioning local government fire engines to support the state’s critical mutual aid system. The Budget also includes $60 million General Fund one-time to jump-start upgrades to the 911 system, including an overhaul to the existing fee that will sustainably fund a modern, reliable system. The Budget includes $16.3 million General Fund to finish the build-out of the California Earthquake Early Warning System. To help local governments and individuals be more prepared for emergencies, the Budget proposes $50 million General Fund one-time for local grants and to immediately begin a comprehensive, statewide education campaign on disaster preparedness and safety. The Budget also provides a sizable investment in forest management—$214 million—to increase fire prevention and complete additional fuel reduction projects, including increased prescribed fire crews.

Promotes Justice and Dignity For All Our Communities

Homelessness pervades both urban and rural communities across the state and puts stress on local resources, from emergency rooms and mental health and social services programs to jails. The Budget includes $500 million one-time General Fund to encourage local governments to build emergency shelters and navigation centers, and $25 million General Fund ongoing to assist homeless disabled individuals in applying for disability benefits. The Budget focuses on finding ways to improve brain health and improve care by investing in mental health workforce training, early psychosis research and treatment, and a Whole Person Care pilot program to coordinate health, behavioral health and social services, including supportive housing for people with severe mental illness. The Budget allocates $25 million General Fund (including $5 million to be made available in the current year) for an immigration rapid response program to assist qualified community-based organizations and non-profit entities in providing services to address this crisis. The Budget also includes $75 million General Fund ongoing for immigration-related services, including assisting applicants seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; naturalization; and other immigration remedies. The full summary of the Governor’s budget proposal can be found at


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-10 21:16:43   By: Anonymous
"Oh no, don't touch it, let me do that." "Words every guy wants to hear." --- Origins of Thats what she said.

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    Posted on: 2019-01-11 03:27:27   By: Anonymous
    "I will build a great wall along our southern border. And I will have MEXICO PAY FOR IT. MARK MY WORDS!"----Donald Trump

    Lying piece of crap, coward president.

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      Posted on: 2019-01-11 07:36:32   By: Anonymous
      I think there writing the check now. If Donald could loan us the money, that would be alright. Pay the workers now, MORON.....

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        Posted on: 2019-01-11 07:41:33   By: Anonymous
        Could you tell Jeff Bozo’s wife that I’m available

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          Posted on: 2019-01-11 08:27:24   By: Anonymous
          You stud your the one who knocked up that woman in a vegetatived state.

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            Posted on: 2019-01-11 09:03:23   By: Anonymous
            And the problem is..........................................?

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          Re: That bear-map.
          Posted on: 2019-01-12 15:41:21   By: Anonymous
          Looks like a butcher's chart on how to cut-up a bear for market.

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        Posted on: 2019-01-11 08:51:27   By: Anonymous
        As soon as senile Nancy agrees then pay them, because Donald will hold his breath (like the spoiled tweaker brats born up here) and their paycheck until he gets his funding. It's not like they're working for free, they'll get their check.
        If Calif wants to remain a sanctuary state then no more money from the Federal Government, period.
        neener neener neener

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          Posted on: 2019-01-11 09:55:22   By: Anonymous
          California better remain a sanctuary state
          That way we can still see the trailer trash responses that JOHN HAMILTON wants to support
          Otherwise this ( used to be good site) will go broke
          Just like the Trumptards that think they are going to be rich with the joke tax reform
          When will these inbreds wake up?

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    Posted on: 2019-01-12 16:47:11   By: Anonymous

    Sadly we have been duped, deluded, lied to, programmed, coerced and forced into voting for Party Lines!! Do the research and prove me wrong! People need to wake up and not allow themselves to be all of the above mentioned!! George Washington himself warned us long ago about the danger of Party Lines yet today it is no longer taught.
    No where in the Constitution are Political Parties even mentioned!! This would imply if we follow the Constitution that Political Parties are actually Illegal or contrary to the Constitution. So why are we forced to vote in any election along their lines? This is where Voter Reform is needed!
    Education is POWER and with that Power you are the more informed Citizen! The Government does NOT want you knowing that. Political Party Leaders do not want you knowing that. Globalists do not want you knowing that. Do you know why they do not want you knowing that? Because then you won't contribute or donate to their respective Cash Cows and Coffers! The Political Party System is one of the biggest lies put upon the American Citizens from long ago. The Founding Fathers knew though what was going to happen. George Washington warned us and Thomas Jefferson warned us by writing the Federalist Papers. Now I will also warn you.

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Govenor Gathering Nuisance
Posted on: 2019-01-11 10:13:54   By: Anonymous
This flag has left out the FOR MEXICANS at the bottom. Why can't it be seen that the policies of the Left will culminate in California being absorbed by the Mexican government. They will have no need for Gringos and they want revenge for losing this state to the USA.

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    Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
    Posted on: 2019-01-11 10:20:56   By: Anonymous
    Use Mexico as a nuclear test site!

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      Newsom is the Anti-Christ!
      Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:21:38   By: Anonymous
      Gay flag!

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        Re: Newsom is the Anti-Christ!
        Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:29:31   By: Anonymous
        Nancy is looking great. It’s Trump’s shutdown . His stupidity is making all republicans look like crap. Every day that goes by, just making his presidency more of a nightmare.

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          Re: Newsom is the Anti-Christ!
          Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:37:06   By: Anonymous
          Chuck, thank you for making the moron say all the stupid sh—. Saying he owns the shutdown. He does own it . We all know that. He said he is the only one who can fix it. But he is the one who broke it. The only people that can fix it , Chuck and Nancy. With help of the New Democratic lawmakers. Making America great.......

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            Re: Newsom is the Anti-Christ!
            Posted on: 2019-01-11 13:49:36   By: Anonymous
            No need to thank Chuck. Trump literally lies or makes a completely stupid, incorrect statement every other time he opens his imbecilic pie hole. Even your average four year old does better.

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      Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
      Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:31:21   By: Anonymous

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        Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
        Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:40:06   By: Anonymous
        Might be time to lighten up on the ETOH.

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          Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
          Posted on: 2019-01-11 12:46:39   By: Anonymous
          Did Trump obstruct Justice? Hell yes . Is trump guilty of tax evasion, yes. How about colluding with Russia, you guessed it , yes again..

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        Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
        Posted on: 2019-01-11 16:20:57   By: Anonymous

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          Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
          Posted on: 2019-01-11 16:31:36   By: Anonymous
          Where did these delusional whiners come from on here? They keep crying over Hillary's cock. Move to San Francisco....oh wait, you can't. You have to take the bus everywhere because mommy won't let you drive her car.
          Don't be so upset loser, in a few years maybe ....hehehe.....Pocahontas will be (....giggling....), maybe.... Pocahontas will save the democrats hope where Hillary couldn't HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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            Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
            Posted on: 2019-01-11 20:40:06   By: Anonymous
            ^ He's cool.

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              Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
              Posted on: 2019-01-11 21:27:47   By: Anonymous

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                Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
                Posted on: 2019-01-11 21:53:21   By: Anonymous
                Leftist pervert.

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                  Re: Govenor Gathering Nuisance
                  Posted on: 2019-01-12 03:23:45   By: Anonymous

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                    Posted on: 2019-01-12 07:53:34   By: Anonymous

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                      Posted on: 2019-01-12 13:29:46   By: Anonymous
                      Trump supporters remind we for an Ostrich with it’s head in the sand. Eather that are just so stupid

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                        Ancient Chinese secret?
                        Posted on: 2019-01-12 15:29:53   By: Anonymous
                        Going commando, free-balling for males, or free-buffing for females, is the practice of not wearing undergarments to cover the genitals from outer clothing. ... The origins of the phrase "go commando" are uncertain, with some speculating that it may refer to being "out in the open" or "ready for action".

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                          Anti-Christ Watch.
                          Posted on: 2019-01-12 15:35:44   By: Anonymous
                          Julian Castro...….6 & 6, what's his middle-name?

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                        Posted on: 2019-01-12 17:17:59   By: Anonymous

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