December 2016 State Tax Collections January 5, 2017

We have begun to receive preliminary information on December 2016 state major tax collections.


October 2016 State Revenues November 10, 2016

We have begun to receive preliminary information from the state's tax agencies on major tax revenue collections in October.


September 2016 State Revenues October 18, 2016

We have received preliminary information from tax agencies on September 2016 collections of the state's major taxes.


July 2016 General Fund Revenues August 16, 2016

Tax agencies have provided preliminary information on key July 2016 state General Fund revenues.


May Revision 2016: Proposition 30 Estimates May 23, 2016

We display the administration's Proposition 30 revenue estimates, as of the 2016 May Revision, as well as our office's estimates.


May Revision 2016: Administration & LAO Multiyear Revenue Figures May 17, 2016

This post compares the administration's multi-year forecast revenue estimates with those generated under the LAO May 2016 economic growth scenario through 2019-20. (This does not reflect required transfers to the Budget Stabilization Account under Proposition 2 under the LAO figures, as those estimates are still under development.)


May Revision 2016: Revenue Outlook May 16, 2016

This post discusses the near-term state General Fund revenue outlooks of both the administration and our office.


A Note on Economic Assumptions & State Budget Analyses May 15, 2016

We discuss the ways that economic assumptions affect state budget analyses and how policy makers and others should consider these assumptions.


Administration's January 2016 Proposition 30 Estimates February 19, 2016

As part of the annual budget development process, the administration provides us with its current estimates of Proposition 30 revenues through 2018-19. 2018-19 is the last fiscal year affected by the Proposition 30 income tax increases for high-income Californians.


Jan. 2015 Revenues: Income Taxes Modestly Under Projections February 12, 2016

We have received data on January 2015 state revenue collections from California's tax agencies.


November 2015 Revenues: Sales Taxes Fall Short December 10, 2015

Preliminary tax agency data on November 2015 revenue collections has been received.


Fiscal Outlook: Proposition 30 Sales Taxes Expire At End of 2016 November 18, 2015

The expiration of the Proposition 30 sales tax increase affects the sales tax projections in our new Fiscal Outlook publication.


LAO Fiscal Outlook: Updated Proposition 30 Estimates November 18, 2015

In conjunction with the November 2015 edition of our Fiscal Outlook, we update our estimates for the revenue effects of Proposition 30 (2012).


Some Thoughts About Our New Fiscal Outlook November 18, 2015

A note discussing how we think of the scenarios in the new LAO Fiscal Outlook.


The Stock Market Downturn and California's Finances August 28, 2015

We answer some questions we receive about California's budget and the stock market downturn of recent days.