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Report

Analysis of the 2003-04 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

February 19, 2003 - Analysis of the 2003-04 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

Report

Providing Health Insurance for State Employees and Retirees: The $2 Billion Question

November 6, 2002 - The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is taking a number of steps to help control the sharply rising cost of the state health insurance program for employees and retirees. We recommend that the legislature provide ongoing oversight of this program and highlight two Legislative options for limiting costs: developing lower-cost HMO options and changing the way state contributions are determined.

Other

Legislative Analyst's Office Staff Guide, 2002

November 1, 2002 - Staff and their assignments within the Legislative Analyst's Office as of November 2002.

Report

Peace Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBOR) Mandate

February 20, 2002 - We recommend the Legislature delete $50 million proposed to reimburse local governments for the POBOR mandate in the budget year. We recommend the Legislature refer the matter to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) for review and recommendation on possible revisions to the mandate's parameters and guidelines.

Report

State Retirement Contributions

February 20, 2002 - We recommend that the retirement proposals be rejected because they are very costly. These costs would total over $13 billion, be paid over many years, and tie up future state revenues. In present value terms, the proposal is equivalent to getting about $2 billion worth of fiscal flexibility at a cost of well over $4 billion.

Report

Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

February 20, 2002 - Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

Hearing Handout

Legislative Analyst's Office Staff Guide, 2001

December 1, 2001 - This report summarizes a recent report measuring how well the state's universities are meeting their eligibility targets as called for in the state's Master Plan. This is one of a series of issue briefs examining important questions about higher education funding in California. For more information on this topic, or to request other briefs from this series, contact the Legislative Analyst’s Office Higher Education section at (916) 319-8339, or visit our website at www.lao.ca.gov/highered.

Report

Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

February 21, 2001 - Analysis of the 2001-02 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

Other

Legislative Analyst's Office Staff Guide, 2000

December 6, 2000 - Staff and their assignments within the Legislative Analyst's Office as of November 2000.

Report

Analysis of the 2000-01 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

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

Report

State Employee Compensation: The Recently Approved Package

December 6, 1999 - We estimate that the employee compensation package approved by the Legislature in September will cost $286 million in the current year, increasing to almost $1.3 billion in 2001-02. Enhanced retirement benefits will cost over $400 million per year beginning in 2001-02.

Report

Analysis of the 1999-00 Budget Bill, General Government Chapter

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

Report

Workforce Investment Act

February 16, 1999 - Workforce Investment Act

Report

Smog Check Program - An Overview

February 16, 1999 - Smog Check Program - An Overview

Report

(1) Status of Collective Bargaining Negotiations, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

October 20, 1998 - (1) Status of Collective Bargaining Negotiations, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

Other Government Areas Staff

Chas Alamo
(916) 319-8357
Employment, Labor Law, and Property Taxes
 
Ann Hollingshead
(916) 319-8305
State Budget and Federal Funding
 
Lourdes Morales
(916) 319-8320
Local Government
 
Jessica Peters
(916) 319-8363
Emergency Services and Business Regulation
 
Nick Schroeder
(916) 319-8314
Public Employment, CalPERS, and Elections
 
Brian Weatherford
(916) 319-8337
Corporation Tax and Insurance
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Seth Kerstein
(916) 319-8365
Sales and Excise Taxes and Demographics