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The Governor's 1995-96 State-County Realignment Proposal

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.

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Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

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Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 22, 1995 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

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The President’s Welfare Reform Proposal: Fiscal Effect on California

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.

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Information Technology: An Important Tool For A More Effective Government

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.

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Supplemental Analysis 1994-95 Budget Bill: Department of Finance

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.

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California Update: The Fiscal Impact of Tuberculosis in California

April 1, 1994 - California Update: The Fiscal Impact of Tuberculosis in California

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Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 23, 1994 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

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Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

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The President’s Health Care Reform Proposal: A Review of Its Implications for California

December 9, 1993 - The President’s Health Care Reform Proposal: A Review of Its Implications for California

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Medi-Cal—Department Plans Major Expansion of Managed Care

February 1, 1993 - Medi-Cal—Department Plans Major Expansion of Managed Care

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Collaborative Efforts to Coordinate Service Delivery

February 1, 1993 - Collaborative Efforts to Coordinate Service Delivery

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California's Child Support Enforcement Program

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.

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Implementation of Proposition 99—An Overview

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.

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Reforming California's Mental Health System

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.

Health and Human Services Staff

Mark Newton
(916) 319-8323
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Health, Developmental Services and IT
 
Jackie Barocio
(916) 319-8333
In-Home Supportive Services/Aging Programs/Child Support/Veterans Affairs
 
Ben Johnson
(916) 319-8336
Medi-Cal/Hospital Finance/Managed Care
 
Sonja Petek
(916) 319-8340
Public Health/Developmental Services
 
Ryan Anderson
(916) 319-8308
CalWORKs/CalFresh
 
Brian Metzker
(916) 319-8354
Privacy, Security, and Technology
 
Corey Hashida
(916) 319-8315
Medi-Cal/Behavioral Health/State Hospitals/Health Planning and Development
 
Luke Koushmaro
(916) 319-8355
Medi-Cal/Long-Term Care/Family Health/Covered California
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Ginni Bella Navarre
(916) 319-8342
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Human Services and Governance