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The 2023-24 California Spending Plan: Housing and Homelessness

October 19, 2023 - The 2023-24 budget provides $3.3 billion for various housing and homelessness programs within the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (CalICH), and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.


Initial Assessment of Proposed Labor Agreements: Units 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 21

August 29, 2023 - Initial Assessment of Proposed Labor Agreements: Units 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, and 21


Mental Health Services Act: Proposed Bond to Fund Behavioral Health Facilities and Veterans Housing

August 17, 2023 - In this post, we assess the Governor’s proposed bond for behavioral health facilities and housing for veterans.


State Grant Accountability and Transparency

June 27, 2023 - Presented to: Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review


Overview of State Funding Provided to Support Legal Assistance for Housing and Evictions

April 27, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation


Nonreporting Entities' Information Security Compliance

March 30, 2023 - This report satisfies supplemental report language adopted by the Legislature in 2022 on nonreporting entities’ information security (IS) compliance. Among other considerations, this report (1) identifies each of the nonreporting entities based on one statutory interpretation, (2) considers whether some of them could benefit from compliance with and reporting on IS policies and procedures similar to those set by the California Department of Technology, and (3) provides options for the Legislature to consider to improve nonreporting entities’ IS compliance and achieve a certain IS maturity level.


The 2023-24 Budget: Updates on Recent Housing and Homelessness Augmentations and Overview of Proposed Budget Changes

March 29, 2023 - This handout provides updates on key recent housing and homelessness spending actions and analysis of the Governor’s 2023-24 budget proposals.


The 2023-24 Budget: Overview of Information Security Proposals

March 23, 2023 - This post provides an overview of information security (IS) proposals in the Governor’s 2023-24 budget, including our assessment and recommendations across the proposals and specific to the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC).


The 2023-24 Budget: Broadband Infrastructure

March 20, 2023 - This brief provides updates on federal and state broadband programs and projects, including the state’s 2021 broadband infrastructure spending plan, and considers the proposed delays of broadband infrastructure funding in the Governor’s 2023-24 budget.


The 2023-24 Budget: Overview of Information Technology Project Proposals

March 17, 2023 - This post provides an overview of the information technology projects in the Governor’s proposed 2023-24 budget, provides our assessment of topics common to several proposals, and offers options for legislative consideration.


State Infrastructure Spending

March 15, 2023 - Presented to: Senate Governance and Finance Committee


The 2023-24 Budget: Governor’s Proposals for the Department of General Services

March 1, 2023 - This brief provides our analysis of the Governor’s 2023-24 budget proposals related to the Department of General Services.


The 2023-24 Budget: California Volunteers Proposed Program Expansions

March 1, 2023 - This brief reviews proposals to expand two California Volunteers programs: The Youth Jobs Corps and Climate Action Corps.


Overview of the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO)

March 1, 2023 - Presented to: Joint Legislative Budget Committee


The 2023-24 Budget: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

February 24, 2023 - In this post, we assess and make recommendations on the Governor’s budget proposal to (1) provide additional resources to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to support its licensing, enforcement, education, and grant programs and (2) transfer to the ABC Fund $48.5 million General Fund over three years that was previously appropriated to the department for a fee waiver program.

Other Government Areas Staff

Chas Alamo
(916) 319-8357
Personal Income Tax, Employment, and Labor Law
Ross Brown
(916) 319-8345
Property Taxes, Bonds, and the Economy
Ann Hollingshead
(916) 319-8305
State Budget and Federal Funding
Lourdes Morales
(916) 319-8320
Local Government, Housing, and Homelessness
Nick Schroeder
(916) 319-8314
Public Employment, CalPERS, Elections, Veterans Affairs
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Child Welfare, Child Support, Community Services and Development, Community Care Licensing, CalSTRS
Jared Sippel
(916) 319-8335
Emergency Services and Business Regulation
Bidusha Mudbhari
(916) 319-8363
Corporation Tax and Economic Development
Seth Kerstein
(916) 319-8365
Sales and Excise Taxes and Demographics