2022 – Political Upheaval, Lots of New Money

Assembly Chairmanship & Leadership Changes 

Over the past several weeks, we have reported on the increasing number of vacancies in the Assembly. This week Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon released a tweet on the chairmanship changes he has made to certain committees for the 2021-22 legislative session. Almost every time a legislator resigns, there are ripple effects throughout the entire house.

Senate and Assembly Budget Plans 

  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Senator Nancy Skinner, Chairwoman of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, announced a broad overview of the key values Senate Democrats will be using to craft the Senate Budget Plan for the upcoming year. You may view the overview here. You will note that the Senate Democrats plan to, among other things, “Focus on Health: Improve public health, mental health, access and affordability.”
  • Also this week, the Assembly Budget Committee released its Assembly Budget Blueprint. Please note that one of the goals of the Assembly Democrats is to, “Ensure increased school funding aids students facing learning loss and mental health issues” and to “Establish accountability measures for CalAIM and the Children and Youth Behavioral Initiatives” as well as “Attract new workers to health care, education, and child care occupations”.

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