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The 2022-23 California State Budget Explained

State Budget Includes Significant Investments for Californians But Misses Opportunities to Support Communities. State Stays Under Gann Limit — For Now

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California’s state budget consists of three types of state funds: the General Fund, state special funds, and state bond funds.


Most state support for education, health and human services, and state prisons comes from the General Fund.


More than 3/4 of total state spending flows as “local assistance” to public schools, community colleges, Californians enrolled in safety net programs, and others.

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Chris Hoene
Executive Director
Scott Graves
Director of Research

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