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Understanding the Governor’s 2022-23 May Revision

Our First Look analysis breaks down the updated proposal into short sections highlighting how Californians may benefit from the spending plan and puts a spotlight on proposals that still don’t do enough for Californians struggling to make ends meet.

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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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