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The 2014-15 Budget: Overview of the May Revision May 16, 2014

Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor discusses The 2014-15 Budget: Overview of the May Revision with members of the media.

The 2014-15 Budget: Overview of the May Revision - Press Conference Question and Answer May 16, 2014

On May 13, 2014, the Governor released the 2014-15 May Revision to his annual budget proposal. The package continues to build reserves and pay down debts, including a new proposal to fund the teachers' pension system over about 30 years. Our May revenue forecast projects $2.5 billion higher revenues compared with that of the administration—not substantially different given the size of the state budget. In addition, we project over $700 million more in local property taxes for school districts. If the Legislature were to adopt our office's higher revenue forecast and property tax estimates, General Fund spending under Proposition 98 would increase $2.7 billion, relative to the administration's May forecast. Assuming that the administration's non-Proposition 98 spending estimates are accurate, this would leave around $500 million available for building reserves, paying down more debts, and/or other state priorities.

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