Highlights of Key Education Provisions in the 2019-20 Budget

After close to two weeks of negotiations between legislative leaders and the Newsom administration, the Budget Conference Committee approved the 2019-20 budget on Sunday, June 9. Over the coming days, the main budget bill will become available for public review, and the Legislature will have until June 15 to meet the constitutional deadline of approving a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Left unresolved is whether legislators will approve Gov. Newsom’s $1.7 billion plan to align state tax law with federal tax changes enacted by the Trump administration in December 2017. These revenues are intended to pay for an augmentation to California’s Earned Income Tax Credit benefitting low-income families.

ACSA Government Relations has summarized the key appropriations affecting preschool through 12th grade and adult education. 

Read the full summary of the compromise.

For additional details on other appropriations benefitting public education, read a preliminary side-by-side comparison of the conference committee’s actions with previous proposals by the Governor and Legislature.

For questions or comments, contact Martha Alvarez, ACSA Legislative Advocate, at malvarez@acsa.org

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