Governor’s 24-25 Budget

Governor Newsom offered a grim report along with changes to the 2024-25 State Budget. The May Revision features cuts to 10,000 state positions, including various state programs, along with an estimated $45 billion budget deficit, which accounts for a $7 billion increase to the shortfall reported in January.

During the Governor’s budget press conference, he stated that this budget would not contain additional taxes. The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) was provided an additional $24 million to combat fruit fly detections in California, on top of the $22 million that the Legislature provided as an early action item during the January budget proposal.

Meanwhile, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has introduced a Budget Change Proposal (BCP) that proposes a $33 million tax increase on California pesticide sales over the next three years (the mill tax). CCM advocates that the mill tax be capped in statute as it can be increased via regulations and works to hold DPR accountable for deadlines for new pesticide registrations and reevaluations to justify the increase in pesticide taxes.


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