This paper will focus on budget issue on two California State Program which are
Higher Education and Correction and Rehabilitation that our state is currently facing. This
paper will focus on six major issues related to the topic. First, we will look the overview of
the budget. Second, we will look at the target groups and its impact. Third, I will examine the
types of action taken, either through State Executive, Legislative and Judical Branches to
alleviate the issue. Forth, I will observe the possible solution based on the issue. Fifth, I will
examine the rationale and the intentions and finally I will discuss about myself awareness
when I wrote this paper.
The 2010-11 Budget Bill approved by the state Legislature and signed by California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on 8 October 2010, 100 days to the beginning of the fiscal
year. It includes an assumption of $5.3 billion in federal funds, $18.3 billion in budget
"solutions" including $7.5 billion of cuts, $2.5 billion of revenue and the rest in fund shifts
and other adjustments.
Higher education in California is a large and important part of the state of California,
which is 14.1% portion of the state budget provided funds of $ 12,620,743 billion. Higher
Education Agency comprised of ten departments which are Postsecondary Education
Commission, University of California, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Hastings College
of the Law, California State University, Board of Governors of Community Colleges,
General Obligation Bonds-Hi Ed-CC, Retirement Costs-Hi Ed-CC, Student Aid Commission
and General Obligation Bonds-Hi Ed.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are liable for
the operation of the California state rehabilitation, corrections, parole and probation systems.