CA Policy Forum | What's at Stake with the Proposed State Budget

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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It’s that time of year again! Governor Brown has announced his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, and nonprofits, funders, and other stakeholders have a window of opportunity to advocate for future state revenues to be invested in critical programs that support vulnerable families and communities.

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn about the budget’s implications for both grantmakers and nonprofits. We’ll also explore which human development priorities may be ripe for action and identify pathways for influence.

Highlights of the proposed budget unveiled by Governor Jerry Brown in January include:

  • Advancing a new proposal to revise and extend a tax on managed care organizations (MCOs) that, if left unaddressed, would result in a $1 billion General Fund shortfall
  • The first state cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) since 2006 for cash grants for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
  • Rebuilding state reserves as stipulated by the passage of Proposition 2 in November 2014
  • Increased funding for K-12 Education and Community Colleges due growing state revenues
  • Proposals to restructure the state’s preschool and subsidized child care systems
  • Setting aside funding for the maintenance and upgrade of state buildings and other facilities


  • Marisol Aviña, Program Manager, Prevention, The California Endowment
  • Nancy Berlin, Policy Director, CalNonprofits (legislative update)
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center


Nancy Jamison, President and CEO, San Diego Grantmakers

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The California Policy Forum is a series of webinars presented in partnership by CalNonprofits, League of California Community Foundations, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers. This program is open to members of all three organizations.

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