May 2014 Cash Report Summary Analysis
Published May 8, 2014
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.