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School Finance Legislation

Below is a complete list of school finance legislation. The bill titles are hyper-linked to the full text of the bill. Many of these bills remain in “spot bill form,” meaning they lack substance at this point. We expect most of them to be amended significantly in the next few weeks
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Key Education Bills

Friday was the deadline for Legislators to introduce legislation in 2015. Legislators are not unlike students in that many of them waited until the last minute to turn in their legislative package. There was a deluge of new bills introduced Thursday and Friday. We’ve gone through all of them and
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LAO Analysis of 2015-16 Budget Prop 98 Spending

The attached analysis of Proposition 98 revenues and spending in the Governor’s 2015-16 Budget Proposal was released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) earlier today.  The LAO largely agrees with the Governor’s revenue assumptions and spending plans, but notes that an additional $1-2 billion in revenues will likely be available based
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Assembly Takes First Look at Governor’s Budget

The Assembly Budget Committee met today for an initial review of the Governor’s proposed 2015-16 Budget. Unlike the more detailed Budget Subcommittee hearings that will follow, this hearing was comprised of an overview presented by the Department of Finance (DOF), with commentary and analysis by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO).
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Update Bulletin on Prop. 39 Guideline Changes

The California Energy Commission met on December 10, 2014 and approved substantive changes to the Prop. 39 Guidelines. The update bulletin summarizes the changes to the Guidelines which includes the following issues: Changing the SIR calculation Allowing EEPs to include multiple energy measures at one or more school site Establishing terms and condition requirements
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Senate Committee Chairs Announced

This afternoon, Senate Leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced committee chairs along with Senate leadership positions. There aren’t many changes for education. Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) remains the chair of the Education Committee. Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) will remain the chair of the Budget Committee and Senator Marty Block
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