State Resources

Executive Branch

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Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Newsom continues the legacy of Former Governor Brown, who convened the Governor’s Military Council in 2013 to help state policymakers understand the opportunities and challenges associated with maintaining and growing national defense operations in the state.

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Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

OPR coordinates state policies that affect the military, including land use planning, regulatory activities by state agencies, and state legislation. OPR is working to improve communication and encourage collaboration between local governments and the United States Military on land use planning and development issues in California.

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Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

GO-Biz serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

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California Military Department

The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs. In addition to providing homeland defense for California and the Western U.S. and deploying to support to combat commanders overseas, the California National Guard also provides disaster response such as firefighting and relief aid during emergencies throughout the nation.

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California Department of Veterans Affairs

The California Department of Veterans Affairs provides a wide variety of information and services to California’s veterans, including health, housing, education and employment.

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Department of Consumer Affairs

The Department of Consumer Affairs protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace by administering more than 3.5 million license in 250 license types through the licensing and regulatory entities under its jurisdiction. These licensing entities set and enforce minimum qualifications for the professionals, establishments, and businesses they regulate. Each DCA licensing program is required to expedite the licensure/registration process for an applicant that served as an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was honorably discharged.

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Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing serves as the state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators, and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California. Out of state applicants for a teaching credential, including military spouses, that hold a professional-level credential* from another state or U.S. territory qualify for California teaching or services certification based on out-of-state preparation.

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California Franchise Tax Board

Our mission is to help taxpayers file tax returns timely, accurately, and pay the correct amount to fund services important to Californians. Information on how to file taxes and any exemptions for military in California are found in FTB Publication 1032: Tax Information for Military Personnel

FTB Publication 1032

Legislative Branch