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Report

Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill

February 26, 1986 - Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill.

Report

Summary of Recommended Legislative Changes Contained in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill

February 1, 1986 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill and The 1986-87 Budget: Perspectives and Issues.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill

February 1, 1986 - In the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill, we report the results of our detailed examination of the Governor's spending proposals for the coming fiscal year. This document summarizes, by program area, the principal findings and recommendations set forth in the Analysis. It also shows how approval of these recommendations would affect the state's fiscal condition.

Report

Final Summary of Major Financial Legislation Enacted During 1985

November 1, 1985 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of legislation enacted during the 1985 Regular Session of the California Legislature. It is intended to supplement and update our July 1985 report entitled: Summary of Legislative Action on the Budget Bill, 1985-86 Fiscal Year.

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Summary of Legislative Action on the Budget Bill

July 1, 1985 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1985 Budget Act (SB 150). In addition, it considers the effects on the General Fund ofcertain other major pieces of legislation enacted during late June.

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Supplemental Report of the 1985 Budget Act of 1985-86

June 13, 1985 - Supplemental Report of the 1985 Budget Act of 1985-86 Containing Agreed Language on Statements of Intent or Requests for Studies In Compliance with Section 9.00 of the Budget Act of 1985

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Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill

February 27, 1985 - Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill.

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Summary of Recommended Legislative Changes in the Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill

February 1, 1985 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill

February 1, 1985 - In the Analysis of the 1985-86 Budget Bill, we report the results of our detailed examination of the Governor's spending proposals for the coming fiscal year. This document summarizes, by program area, the principal findings and recommendations set forth in the Analysis. It also shows how approval of these recommendations would affect the state's fiscal condition.

Report

Summary of Legislation Changes Recommended by Legislative Analyst in 1983 and 1984

January 1, 1985 - This report contains a summary of recommendations for new legislation made by the Legislative Analyst's Office. Each of the recommendations contained in the report is discussed in greater detail in the specific Analysis or report which is referenced. This report (1) summarizes our analysis of the issues involved, (2) outlines the contents of the legislation recommended, and (3) presents our estimate of the fiscal effect that such legislation would have if enacted.

Report

Administrative Hearing Options in California State Government

December 1, 1984 - In the Supplemental Report that accompanied the 1983 Budget Act, the Legislature directed the Legislative Analyst to report on the costs and benefits associated with the provision of administrative hearings using three alternative approaches: (1) hearing conducted by the state agency administering the program, (2) hearing conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings, and (3) hearing conducted by a neutral or private organization under contract to the state. This report was prepared in response to that requirement.

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Administrative Hearing Options in California State Government

December 1, 1984 - In the Supplemental Report that accompanied the 1983 Budget Act, the Legislature directed the Legislative Analyst to report on the costs and benefits associated with the provision of administrative hearings using three alternative approaches: (1) hearing conducted by the state agency administering the program, (2) hearing conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings, and (3) hearing conducted by a neutral or private organization under contract to the state. This report was prepared in response to that requirement.

Report

Why Aren't Revenue Estimates More Accurate?

November 1, 1984 - Revenue estimates play a crucial role in the state's budget process. The Legislature relies heavily on these estimates in deciding at what levels to fund state programs, how much money should be 11 put aside in reserves, and whether taxes should be raised or lowered. Consequently, the more accurate revenue estimates are, the more successful the Legislature can be in accomplishing its fiscal objectives--that is, selecting a combination of expenditure levels and tax rates that best meets the public's need and willingness to pay for services without giving rise to unwanted budget surpluses or deficits. In contrast, the more inaccurate revenue estimates prove to be, the more difficult it becomes for the Legislature to attain its objectives and manage the state's fiscal affairs effectively.

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Why Aren't Revenue Esitmates More Accurate?

November 1, 1984 - Revenue estimates play a crucial role in the state's budget process. The Legislature relies heavily on these estimates in deciding at what levels to fund state programs, how much money should be "put aside" in reserves, and whether taxes should be raised or lowered. Consequently, the more accurate revenue estimates are, the more successful the Legislature can be in accomplishing its fiscal objectives--that is, selecting a combination of expenditure levels and tax rates that best meets the public's need and willingness to pay for services without giving rise to unwanted budget surpluses or deficits. In contrast, the more inaccurate revenue estimates prove to be, the more difficult it becomes for the Legislature to attain its objectives and manage the state's fiscal affairs effectively.

Presentation

Orange County Board of Supervisors' Legislative Seminar

October 22, 1984 - Speech to the Orange County Board of Supervisors' Legislative Seminar.

State Budget Condition Staff

Ann Hollingshead
(916) 319-8305
State Budget and Federal Funding
 
Carolyn Chu
(916) 319-8326
Chief Deputy Legislative Analyst