In his first budget, Governor Gavin Newsom identified three investment themes: an effective government, promoting affordability and opportunity, and supporting just and dignified treatment for all Californians. The 2019-20 Governor’s Budget embraces and builds upon California Community Colleges’ efforts to create a skilled and educated workforce through responsive educational programs, and quality, affordable transfer education for all Californians.

This morning,  Governor Brown released the final May Revision of his tenure. In doing so, he emphasized his higher education priorities, including two signature proposals - a new fully online community college focused on innovations in online learning and a new student-focused funding formula – both of which maintained prominent investments in the 2018-19 May Revision.

On March 17, the League released a letter with its analysis and recommendations for the 2018-19 Budget Proposal and the impacts on community college districts. The League also commented on specific proposals within the Governor’s January Budget. Below is the League’s 2018-19 Budget Letter.

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Governor Brown released his 2018-19 state budget proposal – a cautious approach to spending that acknowledges both federal and state economic volatility and uncertainty.

On Tuesday, June 27th, Governor Brown signed a budget agreement that invests $270.2 million over the 2016 Budget Act level in community colleges.

On June 8th, the Assembly and Senate met as part of the Budget Conference Committee. A compromise was reached on the differences between the Assembly and Senate versions of the budget bill and each chamber is expected to on the final version next week.

On May 30th, League staff hosted a Legislative Webinar to provide the most up-to-date information on the Governor Brown's 2017-18 Budget Proposal. To download the webinar, click here.

Summary of Senate and Assembly budget subcommittee actionsThe next step in the budget process will be the announcement of the Senate and Assembly members selected to serve on the Budget Conference Commi

In 2016, California voters approved a facilities bond providing a $2 billion infrastructure investment in California’s community colleges. Nevertheless, the May Revision adds only four additional projects or nine of the 29 shovel-ready capital projects