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Governor Brown Finance Director Michael Cohen

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Sacramento, CA , 95814

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  • Serve as the Governor's chief fiscal policy advisor.
  • Promote responsible resource allocation through the state's annual financial plan.
  • Ensure the financial integrity of the state.

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Through a year-long process, the Department of Finance prepares, explains and administers California's annual financial plan, the California Budget. The Governor submits the Governor's Budget to the Legislature in January, it is revised in May, and the fiscal year begins July 1