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Fiscal Challenge From Three Major Lawsuits

February 17, 2000 - California faces a very positive budgetary environment, but three legal challenges--Special Education. Property Tax Shift, and Smog Impact Fees--pose some fiscal concern.

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Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 17, 2000 - Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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The Role of Water Transfers in Meeting California's Water Needs

September 8, 1999 - If water transfers are to help the state meet its water needs, we think that the Legislature should address a number of issues, including impediments to transfers and stakeholder concerns about potential negative impacts of transfers on "third parties." Statutory policy on water transfers should be clarified and made more consistent.

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(1) Tahoe-Area Development Lawsuits Could Have Far-Reaching Impacts, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

August 23, 1999 - Four significant lawsuits concerning the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) either recently have been resolved or are proceeding toward resolution. The outcome of these cases could have important consequences for land-use regulation in the Lake Tahoe area. Further, since the cases concern provisions of the U.S. Constitution, they could affect land-use regulation across the country. (Cal Update)

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Opportunities and Challenges for the State The Headwaters Forest

May 4, 1999 - We recommend that the Legislature take several steps toward clarifying its intent as regards the management of the Headwaters property and the enforcement of the conservation plan on the Pacific Lumber Company's remaining property.

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Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 16, 1999 - Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Improvements Needed in Clean Water Enforcement

February 16, 1999 - Improvements Needed in Clean Water Enforcement

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Significant Maintenance Backlog Negatively Impacts Department's Service

February 16, 1999 - Significant Maintenance Backlog Negatively Impacts Department's Service

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Beverage Container Recycling Program

February 16, 1999 - Beverage Container Recycling Program

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State Regulation of Petroleum Pipelines Still Evolving

February 16, 1999 - State Regulation of Petroleum Pipelines Still Evolving

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Smog Check Program - An Overview

February 16, 1999 - Smog Check Program - An Overview

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State Superfund Reauthorization: Expediting Hazardous Substance Site Cleanups

January 12, 1999 - State Superfund Reauthorization: Expediting Hazardous Substance Site Cleanups

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Oil Pipeline Spills: The Avila Beach and Guadalupe Experience

December 8, 1998 - (Cal Update)

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Hazardous Substances State Superfund Reauthorization Expediting Hazardous Substance Site Cleanups

August 18, 1998 - California's "Superfund" program, enacted in 1981 to clean up contaminated hazardous substance sites, sunsets on January 1, 1999. We make recommendations that are designed to address concerns raised about the program, while advancing the state's goals for protecting public health and the environment.

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Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 18, 1998 - Analysis of the 1998-99 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

Environment and Natural Resources Staff

Ross Brown
(916) 319-8345
Air Quality, Energy, Recycling, and Climate Change
 
Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Eunice Roh
(916) 319-8327
Mass Transportation, Traffic Enforcement, Statewide Infrastructure
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation