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State Budget Passes with Unresolved Funding Questions
Though lawmakers and the Governor were able to agree on a record-breaking $262.6 billion state budget before the July 1 fiscal year began, negotiations continue on the exact level of funding for several items.  Those specifics are detailed in what are called “budget trailer bills.”
Revised Budget Provides Funding to Clean Up Toxic Battery Plant
Coinciding with Ladauto Si Week, the CCC is pleased to report that Governor Newsom’s May budget revision allocates $454 million to clean up lead and arsenic that has polluted homes and neighborhoods near the toxic Exide battery recycling facility in Southeast Los Angeles.
Bishops Welcome Tax Credit for Essential Workers
The California Catholic Conference (CCC) welcomes recognition given for essential workers yesterday when Governor Newsom signed a budget that includes a remedial inclusion to the California Earned Income Tax Credit program (Cal EITC).