Current Releases & Opinion

05-27-2016
Today, the majority party of the Senate Committee on Appropriations blocked eight Senate Republican priority bills that work to make California affordable. As a result, the full Senate will miss an opportunity to vote up or down on these eight bills helping seniors, renters, parents, students, and low-income Californians.
05-20-2016
Budget subcommittees met several times this past week to begin voting on the Governor’s May Revision budget proposal. Below is a summary of some key subcommittee activity this week:
05-19-2016
The May Revision reflects slower revenue growth and avoids major new General Fund spending proposals. The Governor has called again for fiscal restraint, and Senate Republicans hope it is more than a sound bite this time. The Governor already committed to massive future spending increases through the new minimum wage requirement, and legislative Democrats are seeking billions in spending on new or expanded programs. The May Revision also adopts the $2 billion homelessness bond for the mentally ill previously proposed by Senator De Leon.
05-13-2016
Today, Governor Brown released his updated 2016-17 budget proposals, also known as the May Revision. Senate Republicans continue to emphasize the need for a responsible budget.
05-6-2016
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week:
04-30-2016
Below is a summary of some subcommittee activity from the past week:
04-26-2016
California students and disabled veterans stood with the Senate Republican Caucus at a press conference today highlighting 11 Senate Republican priority bills that work to make California affordable.

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