How to Get Paid on California Public Projects

Just like many other states across the country, California is stepping up its commitment to infrastructure. On May 13, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state’s proposed budget would include $37 billion to “rebuild California,” with money allocated for expanding broadband and housing resources, as well as a $128.3 billion investment in the state’s public education system — all of which will include significant construction. Additionally, As part of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan, the federal government is allocating over a trillion dollars in funding for public infrastructure construction projects over the course of the next decade — and a lot of that funding is going to go directly to individual states.

Despite public works construction often serving as a source of major benefit for contractors, the misconception that these projects don’t run into the same payment challenges as private projects isn’t true. Contractors deal with payment

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