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Governor Newsom Proposes a Budget; Let the Negotiations Begin

January 11, 2021

Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-22 budget on Friday. Its size – $227 billion total – reflects unexpectedly high state tax revenues.

The proposed budget is the start of a six-month conversation with the California legislature, which opens its 2021 session today. Newsom will release a revision in May which will take into account any adjustments to state revenue or any changes he wants to make. The two legislative houses will weigh in, and could propose their own budgets, before an agreement must be reached, and a budget signed by the Governor, on June 30.

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