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    Mandate Reimbursements

    Governor Jerry Brown included $765 million in his May Revise budget proposal to pay down debt owed to special districts, cities, and counties in pre-2004 mandate reimbursements. This budget item would eliminate the pre-2004 mandate debt and bring the remaining mandate debt down to $1 billion.

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    Minding the Store: Interview with State Controller Betty Yee

    The State Controller’s Office has increased its involvement with local government over the last few years and Controller Yee plans to continue in this vein. California Special District asked the Controller to give us her take on the governor’s state budget proposal, her priorities for the State…

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    Hike Your Pie Off: Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

    Each Thanksgiving holiday, it is not unusual for Americans across the country to spend time with loved ones and indulge in delicious home cooked meals and treats. It’s a popular American tradition – one that Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority understands well and has integrated into its outreach…

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    District Reimbursement Eligibility Threatened

    The analysis used by the Commission on State Mandates (Commission) recently to deny a test claim brought by a group of water agencies threatens the eligibility of hundreds of special districts in California to obtain state reimbursement for new state mandates.

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