January 9, 2023 | Brief
Provides some historical background on the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), describes how the formula works for school districts and charter schools, describes how the formula was phased in, and explains requirements for districts to adopt plans that describe how LCFF funding will be spent.
January 6, 2023 | Report
Presents our assessment of the California State Bar’s proposed (1) caseload processing standards for resolving attorney discipline cases within its Office of Chief Trial Counsel, (2) establishment of a backlog goal and metrics to measure such a goal, and (3) staffing requirements needed to achieve the new standards.
January 5, 2023 | Brief
Provides background on capital renewal at UC and CSU, assesses the current approach to addressing capital renewal, makes recommendations to better plan and budget for capital renewal, and raises other related issues for consideration.
January 5, 2023 | Report
Provides background on California’s parole hearing process, identifies current aspects of the process that could disadvantage certain groups, and recommends steps to promote greater equity in the parole hearing process.
January 4, 2023 | Brief
Evaluates the California Air Resources Board's plan for achieving statewide 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals.
December 16, 2022 | Report
Looks at health care coverage in California; provides background on the drivers of the significant decline in the percent of Californians without health care coverage over the last ten years; discusses various issues that could impact the number of Californians with coverage, and how the type of coverage they have may change.
December 13, 2022 | Report
Provides background on adult education funding, assesses the current funding model, and offers recommendations to improve it.
November 14, 2022 | Report
Summarizes trends in wildfires and associated smoke; reviews research on the health and other effects of wildfire smoke; discusses local, state, and federal roles and responsibilities related to smoke; and provides some guidance to the Legislature as it formulates its approach to addressing smoke in the coming years.
August 23, 2022 | Post
Describes how ports across the state operate and are funded, discusses related air quality and port congestion issues, and reviews recent state and federal actions regarding ports.
August 8, 2022 | Report
Reports on the state’s unemployment insurance program and the changes needed to quickly and easily get UI payments to unemployed workers.