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The California State Budget must be approved by a 2/3 vote of each house of the state legislature. Then it must be signed by the Governor.
When the Governor signs a budget bill, he or she can leave it unchanged from the way it was approved by the legislature. Alternatively the Governor can reduce or eliminate any spending item in the budget bill. However he or she cannot increase spending or add new items of spending to a budget bill.
The California fiscal year runs from July 1 of one year through June 30 of the next year. We are currently in California fiscal year 2011-2012.
The California constitution requires that the legislature approve a budget for a fiscal year by the June 15 prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which the budget is being approved. It also requires the Governor to sign the bill, with or without changes by June 30.
The 20ll-2012 Fiscal Year Budget For The State Of California
To see a copy of the California 2011-2012 fiscal year budget proposed by Governor Brown, click the following link:
Can You Balance The California State Budget? Try With This Interactive Web Page
Can You Balance The State Budget?
Try With This Interactive Web Page
Over the past few weeks hundreds of advocates have been flooding the state capitol urging legislators not to cut the budgets of the programs they care about. However, the Governor and the legislators are facing the following stark realities:
- State government is facing a long period in which the state?s revenue is likely to be considerably lower than its currently planned expenses.
This has led most experts to believe the state is facing a budget deficit of over $26 billion between now and June 30 2012.
- The Republicans appear solidly opposed to approving any tax increases, and at least some of their votes would be needed to approve any such increases. So the chances of balancing the budget with tax increases appear to be slim.
- The Governor has proposed continuing some taxes at the higher level established in 2009. He predicts those continued tax levels would plug about half the deficit. However, again, extending those tax levels would require support from at least some Republican legislators. And even if that happened, the tax level extensions would have to be approved by the voters. That approval is far from certain.
So, creating a budget that is both responsible and balanced is really hard. The Sacramento Bee has created an interactive tool that you can try out yourself. It allows you to select among various budget cutting and revenue raising ideas and then tells you how close you get to producing a balance state budget.
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