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May 2014 Cash Report Summary Analysis

Published May 8, 2014

alt="Revenues for April 2014 totaled $13.9 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's Budget by $303 million, or 2.2 percent."Bottom Line: What the Numbers Mean

California saw about $300 million more in its bank account at the end of April than expected after tax collections were tabulated for the pivotal month. Total revenues reached $13.9 billion, beating estimates made in conjunction with the Governor's Budget released in January by 2.2%. Read more and see detailed receipts and disbursements.

Guest Column: A Hollywood Exit: Why Stopping Film Flight Matters to California

For the past decade and a half, California has seen its position as the global center of the entertainment industry come under siege. Read more of Kevin Klowden's column.

California Job Tracker: May 2014

Seven of California's major metropolitan areas have recovered all of the jobs lost during the Recession, according to March 2014 nonfarm payroll data. Read more and see the data.

More on California Fiscal Policy: Tracking April

For the sixth year in a row, State Controller John Chiang posted daily tax numbers showing a play-by-play accounting of revenue collections in the all-important month of April. Read more about the Tax Tracker blog.

California Economic Snapshot

See recent statistics regarding California new car registrations, the median home price, single-family home sales and employment. Read snapshot numbers.

Follow the Money with Controller's Track Prop. 30 Website

Voters approved Prop. 30 in November 2012 to help California’s public schools, and now Controller John Chiang offers a new data-driven website where users can see where the money went and how it is being spent. Visit to see the measure's impact on your local K-12 and community college districts.