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Untangling the State-Local Fiscal Relationship

posted Nov 22, 2011, 11:04 AM by gjones@modoccoe.k12.ca.us   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 12:03 PM by Kristy Prince ]

Three new fact sheets deconstruct the fiscal relationship between state government and the cities, counties, and school districts of California.

The State-County Fiscal Relationship in California
As counties' fiscal authority has declined, their relationship with the state has become more complex. Now counties are getting new responsibilities.

The State-City Fiscal Relationship in California
Cities rely mostly on their own revenue sources. But the state has restricted their ability to raise revenue.

Financing California's Public Schools
State support has declined, and options for increasing revenue at the local level are limited. Reform efforts are under consideration.