Description: Provides details of the LAO alternative budget for expenditure issues. The savings shown are relative to the Governor’s workload budget. In total, these proposals would reduce state costs by $1.8 billion in 2007‑08 and $9 billion in 2008‑09. For each proposal, we provide either (1) a rationale for our inclusion of the item in the alternative or (2) a reference to where we provide such a rationale (typically our companion publication, the Analysis of the 2008‑09 Budget Bill).