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Budget Surplus Divides Californians

By Dean Bonner

Jun 2, 2022 ... Last month, Governor Newsom released a $300.7 billion spending plan and announced an estimated $97.5 billion state budget surplus as part of ...


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

Cost pressures in California schools affect the efficiency of funding. ... public schools were locally funded—primarily through property taxes—with some ...


Equitable State Funding for School Facilities

By Julien Lafortune, Niu Gao

Mar 28, 2022 ... The majority of capital funding however, comes from local tax ... general obligation bonds and developer fees (levied by school districts on ...


Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

By Julien Lafortune

A robust state economy and significant changes in state tax policy ... the greatest shares of high-need students—mounting cost pressures may affect school ...


Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Henry McCann, David Mitchell ...

In this section, we consider how urban water use and cost in the valley has been ... scarcity does not unduly hamper economic activity (and tax receipts).


Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

Finding ways to minimize the cost of bringing basins into balance, ... For instance, some county governments worry about losing tax revenue.

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How Water Bonds Plug Spending Holes

By Annabelle Rosser, Caitrin Chappelle

Jun 7, 2021 ... Broadening the funding portfolio beyond bonds by tapping additional sources—such as state and local fees, taxes, and assessments—could help ...

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Paying for California’s Water System

By Caitrin Chappelle, Ellen Hanak, Annabelle Rosser

New local fees and taxes could fill funding gaps for some fiscal orphans, but the details are important. Propositions 218 and 26 impose strict cost-recovery ...