Each year, the Governor and Legislature work together to pass a state budget that decides how our taxes will be spent on state funded programs like education, health and human services, and prisons. For nearly a decade, California has spent more than it has coming in & used short-term solutions and borrowing to balance the budget. How will your choices affect the budget?
Budget projections are from the state's Budget Office (Department of Finance) and the state's Legislative Analyst. These estimates are simplified calculations, based on the most current data available and are subject to change.