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State Budget

  • LATEST: Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed increasing funding for public education by more than $5.4 billion by 2016-17. Unveiled on Jan. 7, the governor’s 2016-17 budget would also boost per-student funding by $368, CTA fiscal analysts report. Much of the funding underwriting the new education spending proposals results from Proposition 30 revenues and other state income flowing from a recovering economy. The legislature will soon begin reviewing the proposed plan.  In May, the governor will release an updated budget version, and lawmakers will have until June 15 to send him a final spending bill that reacts to his revised proposal. 

     Educators Encouraged that Proposed Budget Continues to Help Schools Heal From Years of Cuts  

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     Review CTA's Budget Principles for 2016

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  • The Basics of California's School Finance System
    Every summer, the California legislature and the governor decide how much money and how many resources will go to kindergarten – grade 12 public education.
  • Proposition 98: What You Should Know

    Passed by California voters in 1988, Proposition 98 sets a minimum funding guarantee for public education. That amount can vary slightly from year to year but is usually around 40 - 41 percent.

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