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MOU Fiscal Analysis: Bargaining Unit 18

August 12, 2022 - We reviewed the proposed memorandum of understanding for Bargaining Unit 18 (Psychiatric Technicians). Bargaining Unit 18 is represented by the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians. This review is pursuant to Section 19829.5 of the Government Code.


Proposition 26: Allows In-Person Roulette, Dice Games, Sports Wagering on Tribal Lands. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

August 10, 2022 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization Senate Committee on Governmental Organization


MOU Fiscal Analysis: Bargaining Unit 13 (Stationary Engineers)

June 24, 2022 - We reviewed the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Bargaining Unit 13 (stationary engineers). Bargaining Unit 13 is represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 39. This review is pursuant to Section 19829.5 of the Government Code.


The 2022-23 Budget: Vote by Mail Ballots: Prepaid Postage

May 13, 2022 - This post provides our comments and recommendation to approve the Governor's proposal to fund the prepaid postage mandate for vote by mail ballots.


Climate Change Impacts Across California - Workers and Employers

April 5, 2022 - In this report, we discuss ways climate change impacts workers and employers. This is one of a series of reports summarizing how climate change will impact different sectors across California.


Climate Change Impacts Across California - Crosscutting Issues

April 5, 2022 - This report contains four primary sections: (1) a description of the five key climate hazards affecting California, (2) the major ways those hazards impact sectors across the state, (3) significant existing state‑level efforts underway to address climate change impacts, and (4) key issues for the Legislature to consider in response to these impacts. This is one of a series of reports summarizing how climate change will impact different sectors across California.


The 2022-23 Budget: Analysis of the Care Economy Workforce Development Package

March 10, 2022 - This post analyzes the Governor’s proposed Care Economy Workforce Development Package. We provide an assessment and recommendations for both the package as a whole and for two specific components of the package.


Housing and Community Development Department Spending Overview

March 8, 2022 - Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration


The 2022-23 Budget: California Department of Technology

February 22, 2022 - This post provides background on the California Department of Technology's cost recovery model and rate development process for IT services, evaluates related Governor's budget proposals and available information on a proposed rate re-evaluation process, and offers our recommendations to the Legislature.


The 2022-23 Budget: Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Proposals

February 20, 2022 - In this brief, we provide our assessment and recommendations on the Governor’s 2022-23 budget proposals for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.


Major Recent Housing and Homelessness Spending Augmentations

February 16, 2022 - Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration and General Government Hon. Sydney Kamlager, Chair Senate Housing Committee Hon. Scott D. Wiener, Chair


The 2022-23 Budget: UC Climate-Related Proposals

February 16, 2022 - The Governor’s budget funds three UC climate‑related proposals focused on research, technology incubators, and workforce development. This post analyzes these proposals. It begins with a brief background section on climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts in California. It then has three sections analyzing each of the proposals in turn. This post is a companion to our main brief on UC budget issues, The 2022‑23 Budget: Analysis of Major UC Proposals.


The 2022-23 Budget: State Payments on the Federal Unemployment Insurance Loan

February 15, 2022 - In this post, we provide a projection of state and employer costs to repay the federal Unemployment Insurance loan under two economic scenarios, assess the effects of the Governor's proposed $3 billion General Fund payment toward the outstanding loan, and present an alternative to the Governor's proposal that could provide more immediate tax relief.


The 2022-23 Budget: Assessing Proposals to Address Unemployment Insurance Fraud

February 15, 2022 - In this post, we outline the challenges the Employment Development Department faced paying legitimate Unemployment Insurance claims and preventing fraud during the pandemic, review steps the department has taken to improve since then, and assess whether the six proposed anti-fraud vendor contracts are warranted at this time.


The 2022-23 Budget: Supply Chain and Port Infrastructure Proposals

February 15, 2022 - This brief provides our initial assessment and recommendations in response to the Governor’s supply chain and port infrastructure package.

Other Government Areas Staff

Chas Alamo
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Personal Income Tax, Employment, and Labor Law
Ann Hollingshead
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State Budget and Federal Funding
Lourdes Morales
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Local Government
Nick Schroeder
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Public Employment, CalPERS, and Elections
Brian Weatherford
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Corporation Tax and Insurance
Angela Short
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Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
Seth Kerstein
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Sales and Excise Taxes and Demographics