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Overview of Mental Health Services and Funding for Foster Children

October 23, 2018 - Assembly Committee on Human Services and Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

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Use Tax on Remote Sales

October 15, 2018 - Presented to: Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and Senate Governance and Finance Committee

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Rethinking the 1991 Realignment

October 15, 2018 - California has shifted programmatic and funding responsibility between the state and counties for various programs over the last 40 years. Historically, these shifts—or realignments—aimed to benefit both the state and counties by providing greater local flexibility over services, allowing counties opportunities to innovate and improve program outcomes, and encouraging cost savings by requiring counties to share in program costs. To achieve these benefits, we believe there are certain principles any realignment needs to follow. This report evaluates the extent to which one of California’s more notable realignments undertaken in 1991 achieves the intended benefits and meets these principles.

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Evaluation of the Property Tax Postponement Program

October 8, 2018 - Housing is very expensive in California—in early 2018, the typical California home cost $481,000, roughly double the price of the typical home in the United States. The state offers the Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program to help certain homeowners afford their property taxes and stay in their homes. This report evaluates the advantages and shortcomings of the PTP and offers policy alternatives for legislative consideration.

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The 2018-19 Budget: California Spending Plan (Final Version)

October 2, 2018 - Each year, our office publishes the California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget. This publication discusses the 2018‑19 Budget Act and other major budget actions approved in 2018. This version reflects all budgetary legislation related to the 2018-19 Budget Act.

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Improving Access to Dental Services for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

September 27, 2018 - Individuals with developmental disabilities face a number of behavioral, cognitive, and physical challenges that can adversely affect their health. Oral health is no exception. Individuals with developmental disabilities often need extra appointments or special accommodations that dentists may be unwilling or unable to provide. This report analyzes the extent to which dental services are available and sufficient for individuals with developmental disabilities. Finding that access challenges exist, we consider options and make recommendations for improving access.

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Overview of the State Water Project and Proposed Contract Amendment

September 11, 2018 - Presented to Joint Legislative Budget Committee

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Supplemental Report of the 2018-19 Budget Act

September 4, 2018 - The Supplemental Report of the 2018-19 Budget Act contains statements of legislative intent that were adopted during deliberations on the 2018-19 budget package.

Report

The Salton Sea: A Status Update

August 29, 2018 - The Salton Sea is California’s largest inland lake, located in Riverside and Imperial Counties. In this report, we discuss the changing conditions in and around the Sea, their statewide importance, and the Legislature’s role in overseeing projects to reduce potential negative effects on public health and wildlife.

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MOU Fiscal Analysis: Bargaining Unit 10 (Professional Scientists)

August 28, 2018 - We reviewed the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Bargaining Unit 10 (Professional Scientists). Bargaining Unit 10 is represented by the California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS).This review is pursuant to Section 19829.5 of the Government Code.

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MOU Fiscal Analysis: Bargaining Unit 9 (Professional Engineers)

August 28, 2018 - We reviewed the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Bargaining Unit 9 (Professional Engineers). Bargaining Unit 9 is represented by the Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG).This review is pursuant to Section 19829.5 of the Government Code.

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Financial Aid: Major Budget Trends

August 14, 2018 - Presented to: Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

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California Community Colleges: Major Budget Trends

August 14, 2018 - Presented to: Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

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CSU and UC: Major Budget Trends

August 14, 2018 - Presented to: Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

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Department of Developmental Services: Budget Trends and Recent Budget Actions

August 7, 2018 - Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities