CA Policy Forum | A Case of Uncertainty - The 2017 California State Budget

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:00am - 11:30pm PST
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This year’s the Governor’s proposed budget presents a significantly different tone than those of the last few years. It reflects lower revenues, a $1.6 billion projected shortfall, an expected economic downturn and deep uncertainty about what the federal government will do regarding the Affordable Care Act(ACA) and other federal programs. In fact, the proposal is based on current federal policy and doesn’t account for possible cuts to the estimated $20 billion or more that California relies on for health insurance subsidies and expanded Medi-Cal coverage.

The $177.1 billion draft budget recommends a number of steps to address the impending deficit in 2017-18 including rescinding some spending commitments that had been part of the 2016-17 budget agreement ($400 million for affordable housing programs, $300 million for renovation of state office buildings, suspending reinvestment in the state’s child care system) and assumes that some state General Fund costs will decrease.

This annual look at the state’s budget with the California Budget and Policy Center (CBPC) Executive Director, Chris Hoene will provide a high-level analysis of the Governor's 2017-1 proposed Budget—especially in light of threats to the ACA and safety net programs and outline the policy choices and outcomes that are likely to emerge in this year's budget deliberations.

Following the presentation will be analysis and discussion with Mayra E. Alvarez, President of The Children's Partnership and Amy Vanderwarker, Co-Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance who will provide insights on the impact of potential federal changes and implication of the budget on nonprofits, local communities, and government.

Join Us To

  • Receive expert analysis and insight on the 2017/18 Proposed Budget
  • Hear from nonprofit and policy leaders about implications of the proposed budget and the implications of shifting federal policy
  • Engage in an exchange about the role philanthropy and nonprofits can play as the budget unfolds and its implications become clearer


Panel will be preceded by a policy update from Nancy Berlin, Policy Director for CalNonprofits.

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