What would it take to multiply your giving sixty times this year? That’s what all of California’s foundations would have to do to match California’s state budget. Wouldn’t it be simpler to hear from our policy partners what the governor has in store and have our say on how to invest state revenues in critical programs that support vulnerable families and communities?
Governor Brown has announced his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. Nonprofits, funders, and other stakeholders now have a window of opportunity to advocate for future state revenues to be invested in critical programs that support vulnerable families and communities.
Last year we talked about the Governor Brown’s budget “paying it forward” with its emphasis on debt reduction and cautious spending. The Governor’s proposed 2016-17 continues that trend but misses significant opportunities to “share the wealth” even though anticipated revenues are $3.5 billion higher than previously projected for the current fiscal year (2015-16) and $2.4 billion higher for 2016-17.
As one of our signature events, NCG is hosting our annual look at the state's budget with the California Budget & Policy Center. Executive Director of the California Budget and Policy Center, Chris Hoene, will provide high-level analysis of the Governor's 2016-2017 proposed Budget, it’s social and economic context and outline the policy choices and outcomes that are likely to emerge in this year's budget deliberations. We’ll also explore which human development priorities may be ripe for action and identify pathways for influence.
- Advancing a new proposal to revise and extend a tax on managed care organizations (MCOs) that, if left unaddressed, would result in a $1 billion General Fund shortfall
- The first state cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2006 for cash grants for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
- Rebuilding state reserves as stipulated by the passage of Proposition 2 in November 2014
- Increased funding for K-12 Education and Community Colleges due growing state revenues
- Proposals to restructure the state’s preschool and subsidized child care systems
- Setting aside funding for the maintenance and upgrade of state buildings and other facilities
There are two opportunities to be a part of this conversation, one in-person and one online webinar. Join for one or both!
- Paying it Forward Part Deux? The Current California Budget | March 23, 2016