At least three different groups recently have filed lawsuits challenging various aspects of the current California budget for fiscal year 2011-12.
- The League of California Cities has filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the State’s diversion of $130 million in vehicle license fees from cities and counties to pay certain State expenditures.
- A group headed by United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego filed a suit claiming the State failed to follow proper procedure when it cut funding for certain programs that benefit the disabled.
- The California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrators, and several school districts filed a suit claiming the State violated its minimum funding commitment to K-12 education by more than $2 billion in the current budget.
These litigants join the ranks of the California Redevelopment Association and the League of California Cities; those groups previously filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the redevelopment bills ABX1 26 and ABX1 27 that accompanied the State’s 2011-12 budget package. The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, and a decision is expected in January 2012. Click here to read Goodwin Procter’s previous article regarding that case.