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California Leaders Reach Agreement on 2024 State Budget

California’s top officials have announced a consensus on the state’s 2024 budget, focusing on fiscal stability while safeguarding essential programs. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire, and Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas revealed the agreement, which aims to balance the budget for both 2024-25 and 2025-26.

The budget maintains California’s commitment to key areas such as education, healthcare, homelessness prevention, and behavioral health services. It also preserves significant reserves to address future challenges. A notable feature of the agreement is a proposed legislation requiring the state to set aside a portion of anticipated surplus funds, ensuring fiscal prudence.

Despite facing a tough budget year, the leaders emphasized their ability to shrink the shortfall while protecting progress and maintaining responsible reserves. The budget includes investments in housing and efforts to combat retail theft.

Education remains a priority, with record funding allocated to public schools. The agreement also addresses climate change and supports vulnerable communities.

PDF of budget agreement below:

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