Senate, Assembly Reach Agreement on 2020-21 Budget

SACRAMENTO— Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Budget Committee Chairs, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D- San Francisco) announced today an agreement has been reached between the Senate and the Assembly on the proposed 2020-2021 state budget.

The joint legislative plan builds on the Governor’s framework to further protect jobs and preserve vital services, while recognizing the sober economic outlook facing California. Acknowledging the strong likelihood of additional federal relief, the plan would use reserves to avoid overcutting now, while still keeping reserves on hand for the future, and ensuring full funding of K-14 schools. The plan also increases legislative oversight on COVID-19 spending, recognizes that employee groups are engaging in the collective bargaining process with the administration, and encourages health plans to engage with the administration in discussing options that may be needed in the months ahead.

Committee of the Whole on the State Budget Agenda

May 26, 2020
California State Assembly
Proceedings of the Committee of the Whole
on the State Budget

Floor Session
Call to Order – 1:00 p.m.

Hon. Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly
Hon. Kevin Mullin, Speaker pro Tempore

Speaker Rendon Reacts to State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered his 2020 State of the State address:

“I was glad to hear Governor Gavin Newsom devote so much of his State of the State speech to homelessness and glad that he recognizes that our most intransigent problem is one that we will not conquer with solutions on any single front.