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5 Things California: Conversation w/Asm. Wood, Budget proposals, Legislative session update

| May 5, 2021 | California

We are at the front end of the "end game" for the budget this fiscal year, as legislators await the May revision to anticipated revenue for FY '22. We'll also see the Gov's new budget proposal. The final budget must be passed no later than June 15th. So, lots from...[ Read More ]

The mayors of California's big cities outline state homelessness budget priorities during COVID-19

| Jun 11, 2020 | California

As the Governor and State Legislature negotiate a final budget, the Mayors of California’s largest cities, representing over 11 million people, laid out their most pressing statewide budget issues during a virtual press conference. The Mayors’ two major priorities are: 1) supporting the Legislature’s inclusion of $350 million in flexible...[ Read More ]

Senate budget version rejects health care cuts in May revise

Emily Boerger | May 29, 2020 | California

Facing a June 15 deadline to pass a state operating budget, the Legislature is quickly working to find ways to make up for California’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit. The Senate budget committee approved its version of the budget on Thursday, signaling a major deviation from Newsom’s May revise –...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Q&A with Sen. Pat Bates, Telehealth legislation, Changes to Medi-Cal

| May 19, 2020 | California

We launch a new series tomorrow called "5 Slides We're Discussing" where some of the most thoughtful folks in health care bring a slide capturing some of the biggest challenges we face today. I discuss this more below, but we'd love to have you register at either of our first...[ Read More ]

Changes to Medi-Cal in Newsom’s May revise

Emily Boerger | May 15, 2020 | California

Gov. Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 May revise to the Legislature on Thursday, coming in about $19 billion short of his $222 billion January proposal due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new proposal represents a 5.4% decrease in the overall budget compared to last year. California...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: May revise, Contact tracing, COVID in rural California

| May 7, 2020 | California

A new study reviews the four flu pandemics of the last 100 years. (I didn’t know we had four either.) The frustrating takeaway from the three most likely scenarios: “Based on the most recent flu pandemics, this outbreak will likely last 18 to 24 months… It likely won’t be halted until 60%...[ Read More ]