Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Senate and Assembly subcommittees on education finance have completed their hearings and took action reflecting their response to the Governor’s May Revision.  Both houses recognized, along with Governor Brown, the significant role California Community Colleges have as the state's workforce engine.  The Senate and Assembly listened to and addressed some remaining concerns on an otherwise positive budget for community colleges.

In the next week, the Conference Committee, which comprises members of both houses, will begin negotiations with the Governor to form an agreement by June 15.  The League will continue its advocacy to ensure a final budget agreement includes a base augmentation that begins to address the substantial fiscal challenges that districts face due to escalating operational costs and to maintaining educational quality.  The League’s May Revision talking points are available here.

Below are highlights of the actions taken by the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees. For the full list of actions, please click here.

Once the members of the Budget Conference Committee are announced, the League will share its updated budget position letter. As always, we thank you for your continued engagement in the budget process.