Budget Control Act of 2011, S. 365

Signed into law on August 02, 2011, the Budget Control Act reduces federal spending over the next ten years by $917 billion, increases the debt limit to $2.1 trillion, and creates a bi-partisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to make proposals for an additional $1.2-1.5 billion in cuts by November 23, 2011. Read the Federal Budget Control Act 2011...

Congressional Budget Office Releases Summary of Federal Budget Control Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated the impact on the deficit of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as posted on the Web site of the House Committee on Rules on August 1, 2011. The legislation would: Establish caps on discretionary spending through 2021; Allow for certain amounts of additional spending for "program integrity" initiatives aimed at reducing the amount of improper…

California 2011-12 State Budget

California's recently enacted Budget Summary for 2011-12 reflects the state spending plan passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, and includes veto messages. View the full California Budget Summary 2011-12... Visit the California Department of Finance website for additional budget details...

California State Budget Enacted for 2011-12: AB 3632 Mandate Repealed

The California mandate on county mental health (CMH) departments to provide mental health services to eligible special education students, known as AB 3632, has been repealed. This issue presents a significant impact for schools as they assume full responsibility for provision and/or payment of these services.   Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2011-12 California State Budget into law…

Policy Brief: AB 3632 Update, June 2011

The AB 3632 mandate on county mental health (CMH) departments was originally passed in 1984, but in the fall of 2010, the state suspended this requirement. Governor Brown’s May Revision of the state budget bill proposes a permanent elimination of the mandate, releasing CMH departments from responsibility for providing services to special education students in order to benefit from their IEPs.…

Policy Brief: AB 3632 County Mental Health Funding Suspended

On October 8, 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the overdue 2010‐11 California Budget Bill and line item vetoed approximately $133 million intended to fund AB 3632 mandated services. This brief takes a closer look at the AB 3632 mandate and summarizes the debate over shifting responsibility for provision of all special education mental health services to schools. PolicyBrief_AB3632…