Last week, the governor signed a $131 billion budget amid a chorus of
bipartisan congratulations. With state revenues higher than expected, and
the governor positioning himself for a re-election bid in the fall, there
was relatively little of the acrimonious negotiations that normally
accompany the hammering-out of the state’s spending plan.
But the governor did do a bit of trimming before signing his budget deal. He
used his line-item veto authority to cut $112 million in state funds from
the budget. The state lost out on another $63 million in federal matching
funds that would have accompanied the higher spending authorized by the
Below is a partial list of the governor’s line-item vetoes.
appropriated by the Legislature was “insufficient to implement such a
bond “will provide $10 million in new bond funding” for the program.
limited funds for new air quality spending, and halved the amount allocated
by the Legislature for local air districts.
governments should pick up some of the costs for these services, and that
other programs in the state budget will help hospitals in general.
that have been taken over by the state. The governor predicted that “very
few schools will be subject” to state takeover in the coming year.
said he was “concerned that this language proposes to initiate a new cohort
of grant recipients.”
not link this funding to legislation that would require schools to improve
the nutritional quality of meals served to California students.”
an LAO report that found “the levels of workplace injuries and fatalities in
California are well below the national average.”
other money in the budget “will provide a sufficient level of funding to