Lawmakers Reject Governor’s Cuts in Passed Budget Bill

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The California Legislature passed a state general fund bill late Monday that rejects major funding cuts that Governor Gavin Newsom proposed in his May Revision. However, the budget is mostly a placeholder until California’s state income tax revenues are known later this year and to see if Congress provides any additional pandemic assistance to states.

The Legislature’s approved $143 billion spending plan includes $14 billion in potential federal aid and only triggers cuts in October if those funds doesn’t materialize, unlike Governor Newsom’s plan that does not include federal aid at all.

The California Catholic Conference is excited to report that, largely due to your help, two vital budget items are in the budget that the State Senate and Assembly passed.  

The bill includes California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) for filers with an ITIN number and a child under the age of six. Immigrant tax filers contribute $3.2 billion in state and local taxes every year and represent more than a third of our state workforce. Thank you to all who supported this item! Please stay vigilant and click here for the alert asking the Governor not to line-item veto the ITIN CalEITC measure.  

Additionally, the lawmaker’s budget includes funding for Community Based Adult Services. This will continue to provide vital care services for those who need them. A heartfelt thank you for all that supported the alert for this item.

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