June 25, 2021 | MOU Analysis
Summarizes and provides comments on 20 labor agreements received by the Legislature between June 9 and June 15, 2021; provides overarching comments across the 20 agreements and offers recommendations to the Legislature.
May 18, 2021 | Handout
Analyzes the overall architecture of the Governor’s May Revision plan for school funding, including major spending proposals and underlying estimates of the Proposition 98 minimum guarantee.
May 13, 2021 | Report
Summarizes how the state responded to the 2012-to-2016 drought and highlights key lessons for current and future droughts.
May 12, 2021 | Report
Examines what is known about the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on local governments’ fiscal condition.
April 26, 2021 | Post
Provides an overview of the Governor’s proposals related to Proposition 2 (2014); summarizes and comments on the Governor’s Proposition 2 reserve and debt payment proposals.
April 14, 2021 | Report
Provides background on the ways parolees access substance use disorder treatment (SUDT); assesses the trade-offs between approaches; recommends steps to improve the quality of service and create savings by increasing the utilization of Medi-Cal for parolee SUDT.
March 26, 2021 | Report
Provides background on process to date toward creating an integrated education data system and other related data tools (collectively referred to as the "Cradle to Career" data system); describes the Governor’s proposals to fund the development of specific components of this system; assesses these proposals; makes associated recommendations.
March 19, 2021 | Report
Discusses the Governor’s proposal to implement fiscal and governance reforms for the Department of Toxic Substances Control, as well as the proposal to provide $300 million in one-time General Fund to clean up brownfields across the state.
March 12, 2021 | Handout
Analyzes the Governor’s 2021-22 budget proposals to authorize remote court proceedings.
March 10, 2021 | Report
Provides an overview of the 2014 California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) funding plan; analyzes the various challenges and complexities of the plan; offers several short- and longer-term recommendations for the Legislature to consider to help CalSTRS eliminate the system’s current and future unfunded actuarial obligation, achieve long-term savings, and improve legislative oversight.
March 9, 2021 | Handout
Analyzes the High-Speed Rail Authority’s Revised Draft 2020 Business Plan and provides some issues for legislative consideration.
March 2, 2021 | Report
Provides an overview of the Governor’s emergency spending authorities; assesses the Governor’s 2021-22 January budget proposals to extend, modify, and expand emergency spending authorities to continue to respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; recommends ways to improve the oversight of emergency spending.
February 26, 2021 | Handout
Analyzes the Governor’s 2021-22 budget proposals related to the In-Home Supportive Services program; assesses recent growth trends in caseload, hourly wages, and hours per case; and provides some recommendations and issues for consideration.
February 26, 2021 | Post
Analyzes the Governor’s proposal to provide a General Fund augmentation to the University of California’s Programs in Medical Education—a collection of medical school programs providing specialized instruction in health equity matters.