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Report

Welfare Reform in California: A Welfare-to-Work Approach

January 23, 1997 - In order to assist the Legislature in its efforts to formulate a welfare reform plan, we offer a welfare-to-work approach (or "model") for consideration. Our approach is based largely on the principles, or expectations, that (1) the welfare system should assist and encourage recipients to achieve self-sufficiency and (2) recipients should, as a condition of receiving aid, participate in activities designed to move them toward self-sufficiency.

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(1) Welfare Reform’s Immigrant Restrictions—County Costs Probably Less Than Projected, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

October 24, 1996 - (1) Welfare Reform’s Immigrant Restrictions—County Costs Probably Less Than Projected, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

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Welfare Reform's Immigrant Restrictions - County Costs Probably Less Than Projected

October 1, 1996 - On August 22, 1996, President Clinton signed into law major welfare reform legislation - The Personal Responsibility and Economic Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This legislation could have a significant impact on the state and county governments. Counties, in particular, are concerned that their future costs of assisting indigent persons could increase as a result of restrictions and time limits on state and federal welfare programs. This update examines one of the aspects of the welfare reform legislation that has caused the most immediate concern to California counties-limitations on benefits to immigrants legally residing in the state.

Report

Federal Welfare Reform (H.R. 3734): Fiscal Effect on California

August 20, 1996 - Federal Welfare Reform (H.R. 3734): Fiscal Effect on California

Report

(1) Franchise Tax Board: Child Support Enforcement Program, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

April 26, 1996 - (1) Franchise Tax Board: Child Support Enforcement Program, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

Report

(1) Smoking Trends in California: Adults Down, Teens Up, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

March 25, 1996 - (1) Smoking Trends in California: Adults Down, Teens Up, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

Handout

Background Information on AFDC, SSI/SSP, Medi-Cal Programs, and Proposition 99

March 18, 1996 - Background Information on AFDC, SSI/SSP, Medi-Cal Programs, and Proposition 99

Report

Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

February 21, 1996 - Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Health and Social Services Chapter

Report

Healthy Start

February 21, 1996 - Healthy Start

Report

Healthcare Safety Net

February 21, 1996 - Healthcare Safety Net

Report

Governor's 1997-98 Welfare Proposal

February 21, 1996 - Governor's 1997-98 Welfare Proposal

Report

Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 21, 1996 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

Report

State Information Technology: An Update

January 23, 1996 - In order to ensure the resolution of the problems discussed in the three 1994 reports, we recommend that the Legislature (1) continue to closely monitor the state's information technology efforts and ensure that the administration addresses the issues raised in three oversight reports; (2) hold the new information technology oversight agency accountable, but remove barriers to fulfilling its mission; and (3) direct the administration to implement a new cost allocation method to fund the new information technology oversight department.

Report

Child Abuse and Neglect in California

January 5, 1996 - This report presents a variety of information on the subject of child abuse and neglect. It is designed to serve both as a reference document and as a vehicle for stimulating further discussion and policy development on these issues.

Handout

Background Information on the Health Care "Safety Net"

November 28, 1995 - Prepared for The Assembly Select Committee on California's Health Care Safety Net

Health and Human Services Staff

Mark Newton
(916) 319-8323
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Health, Developmental Services, and Technology
 
Ryan Anderson
(916) 319-8308
CalWORKs/CalFresh/Developmental Services
 
Jason Constantouros
(916) 319-8322
Medi-Cal/Hospital Finance/Managed Care/Health Care Affordability and Workforce Development
 
Brian Metzker
(916) 319-8354
Privacy, Security, and Technology
 
Ryan Miller
(916) 319-8356
Medi-Cal/Behavioral Health/CalHHS Agency Issues
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Luke Koushmaro
(916) 319-8355
Medi-Cal/Long-Term Care/Family Health/Covered California
 
Will Owens
(916) 319-8341
Public Health/Behavioral Health/State Hospitals
 
Ginni Bella Navarre
(916) 319-8342
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Human Services and Governance