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March 1, 1995 - The 1995-96 Governor's Budget includes a realignment proposal which would increase county funding responsibility for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program and for several children's services programs. Most of the additional county costs would be offset by increasing the state share of the trial court program and by a transfer of sales tax and trial court revenues to the counties.
February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter
February 22, 1995 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign
August 11, 1994 - On June 14, 1994, President Clinton formally released his welfare reform proposal, generally designed to facilitate employment for AFDC recipients. This policy brief assesses the proposal's fiscal impact on California. It is a revised version of our July 7 report, based on more recent information.
June 16, 1994 - While there have been many significant advances in the state's deployment and uses of IT since the state's first computer was installed in the mid-1950s, there remain fundamental problems that prevent the state from realizing a better return on its IT investment.
May 3, 1994 - In our Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, we withheld recommendation on $2 million proposed to support the Department of Finance's Office of Information Technology (OIT). We indicated that there are serious, fundamental problems with the manner in which the state plans and implements major information technology projects, and noted that we were conducting a review of the state's information technology infrastructure. This supplemental analysis includes the major findings and recommendations of that review as they relate to the OIT.
April 1, 1994 - California Update: The Fiscal Impact of Tuberculosis in California
February 23, 1994 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign
February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter
December 9, 1993 - The President’s Health Care Reform Proposal: A Review of Its Implications for California
February 1, 1993 - Medi-Cal—Department Plans Major Expansion of Managed Care
February 1, 1993 - Collaborative Efforts to Coordinate Service Delivery
January 22, 1992 - The child support enforcement program could be improved by changing the existing set of incentives that affect decision making on program funding. To accomplish this, we present two options for the Legislature. Under the first option, the responsibility for administration and funding of the program would be transferred from the counties to the state. In the second option, the state would provide a state-funded incentive payment to augment program funding, based on each county's efficiency as measured by the ratio of the marginal increase in child support collections to the marginal increase in administrative costs.
May 24, 1991 - Proposition 99 (November 1988), the Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act, established a new surtax on cigarettes and tobacco products, thereby generating about $1.5 billion in new revenues for expenditure in 1989-90 and 1990-91. Assembly Bill 75 (Ch 1331/89, Isenberg) allocated the vast majority of these funds. Our review suggests that the major departments responsible for the implementation of AB 75 have generally made reasonable progress in the past two years in implementing the health services and health education programs the act established, although some programs are still experiencing delays in payments or are underutilizing the funds that are available. Our review also indicates that there is currently little data available with which to evaluate the effectiveness of programs.
March 26, 1991 - California's mental health system is a partnership involving shared responsibilities between the state and counties. The system is governed by the Short-Doyle Act, enacted in 1957. The act requires the Department of Mental Health to provide leadership in administering, planning, financing, and overseeing mental health services, including local programs. Mental health services are funded primarily from state funds, with a required county match for certain services.