Jerry Brown is expected to release his first budget on Monday, January 10. The budget is expected to call for $10 billion in budget cuts, $10 billion in tax extensions and increases and $8 billion in other solutions. Despite the unique role of community colleges in economic recovery, we are not expected to be immune from the budgetary pain.
We have scheduled two web-based conference calls to explain the budget and answer any questions you have. Mark your calendar for one of the calls, and information for accessing the calls will be distributed later this week.
- Tuesday, January 11: 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 12: 11 a.m.
These “webinars” will be in addition to our normal e-mail analysis, which will be distributed shortly after the release of the budget. Comprehensive budget analysis, as well as opportunities to lobby your legislators on the state budget, will be provided at the Annual Legislative Conference, January 23-24 in Sacramento. For more information, visit: www.ccleague.org/legconf/