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September 23, 1998 - This report examines recent economic developments in California, with special emphasis on how the state's major geographic economic regions have been faring. It also looks at the near-term outlook for the state and its economic regions.
May 7, 1998 - Much of the variation in county revenues stems from taxation decisions of a generation ago and the extent of development today. The fundamental dilemma of counties remains: (1) counties have little control over their expenditures or revenues, and (2) county supervisors are elected locally, but have few tools to respond to local preferences. Ultimately, we believe the Legislature will need to broadly reexamine county government responsibilities and finance.
November 20, 1997 - We estimate that the current year will end with a reserve of $769 million, or $657 million more than the 1997-98 Budget Act estimate. We further estimate that the budget will remain in balance in the future, with the reserve rising slightly to $836 million in 1998-99, before declining to $304 million in 1999-00.
November 1, 1997 - Slideshow summarizing our fiscal outlook for California.
September 22, 1997 - (1) Will California Meet the TANF Maintenance-of-Effort Requirement? And (2) $2.5 Million Deal Funds Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit