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California Spending Plan 2003-04: The Budget Act and Related Legislation

October 23, 2003 - The Legislature was faced with addressing an enormous two-year General Fund budget shortfall in developing the state's spending plan for 2003-04. We discuss the factors underlying this shortfall, describe the key actions taken to address it, and provide detail on the adopted budget package.

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California Spending Plan 2002-03: The Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 27, 2002 - In this report, we discuss the factors underlying the major fiscal challenge facing the state in 2002-03, describe the key actions taken to address the shortfall, and provide detail on the adopted budget package.

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California Spending Plan 2001-02: The Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 24, 2001 - The 2001-02 Budget Act was signed into law by Governor Davis on July 26, 2001. Together with its related implementing legislation, the budget authorizes total spending from all funds of $103.3 billion. This report details the contents of this measure.

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California Spending Plan 2000-01: The Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 6, 2000 - The 2000-01 Budget Act was signed into law by Governor Davis on June 30, 2000. Together with related implementing legislation, the budget authorizes total spending from all funds of $99.4 billion. This report details the contents of this measure.

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The 1999-00 Budget Act and Related Legislation

August 16, 1999 - On June 28, 1999, Governor Davis signed the 1999-00 Budget Act which, together with related implementing legislation (trailer bills), authorizes total state spending of $79.8 billion. This report details the contents of this measure. (53 pp.)

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The 1998-99 Budget Act and Related Legislation

October 28, 1998 - The 1998-99 budget, signed into law by Governor Wilson on August 18, 1998, authorizes total state spending of $72 billion, including $57.3 billion from the General Fund and $14.7 billion from special funds.

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The 1997-98 Budget Act and Related Legislation

October 8, 1997 - The 1997-98 budget, signed into law by Governor Wilson on August 18, 1997, authorizes total state spending of $67.2 billion, including $52.8 billion from the General Fund and $14.4 billion from special funds.

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The 1996-97 Budget Act and Related Legislation

October 7, 1996 - The 1996-97 Budget Act and Related Legislation

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The 1995-96 Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 1, 1995 - The 1995-96 Budget Act and Related Legislation

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The 1994-95 Budget Act and Related Legislation

August 1, 1994 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1994 Budget Act (Ch 139/94, SB 2120), and the effects of major legislation that was enacted as part of the overall state spending plan for 1994-95.

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The 1993-94 Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 1, 1993 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1993 Budget Act (Ch 55/93, SB 80), including the effects of major legislation that was enacted as part of the overall state spending plan for 1993-94. Our review indicates that the recently enacted two-year budget plan is now out of balance due to a variety of budget adjustments. These adjustments, reflecting actions or decisions that already have occurred, increase spending over the two years by a total of $660 million, which results in a 1994-95 ending deficit of $560 million in the General Fund, absent corrective action, rather than the $100 million reserve that was projected by the Administration when the budget was adopted.

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State Spending Plan for 1992-93: The 1992 Budget Act and Related Legislation

November 1, 1992 - The 1992-93 budget situation presented the Legislature and the Governor with a second consecutive year of massive budget funding gaps due to the ongoing economic problems in California and the nation. Last year, the Legislature resolved a 1991-92 budget funding gap of $14.3 billion through the enactment of $7.2 billion of tax increases, $3.4 billion of spending reductions, and $3.7 billion in other actions. At that time, both the Legislature and the administration anticipated that their actions would balance the state’s spending needs with its expected revenues not only in 1991-92, but for 1992-93 as well. That expectation, however, assumed that California’s economy would resume its growth in mid-1991. Instead, the recession continued to drag down state revenues while simultaneously boosting spending needs for various programs.

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State Spending Plan for 1991-92: The 1991 Budget Act and Related Legislation

September 1, 1991 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1991 Budget Act (Ch 118/91-AB 222, Vasconcellos) including the effects of major legislation accompanying the budget which were enacted as part of the overall state spending plan for 1991-92.

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State Spending Plan for 1990-91: The 1990 Budget Act and Related Legislation

August 1, 1990 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1990 Budget Act (Chapter 467 -SB 899) including the effects of major legislation accompanying the budget which is part of the overall state spending plan for 1990-91. The report begins by recounting the history of this year's budget crisis, and describing how it was resolved. It then highlights the funding levels that were ultimately approved for the state's major programs in 1990-91. Finally, this report discusses projected state revenues for 1990-91, including the key assumptions underlying the projections and revisions that have been made to them since the Governor's Budget was introduced in January.

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Major Financial Legislation Enacted in 1989

December 1, 1989 - This report summarizes the fiscal effects of legislation enacted during the 1989 Regular Session of the California Legislature, and the First Extraordinary Session called by the Governor in response to the October 17 Lorna Prieta earthquake. This report is divided into two parts. Part 1 of the report describes the provisions and fiscal effects of some 70 major bills enacted during the 1989 Regular Session. The discussion of individual bills in Part 1 of this report is intended to be illustrative of the actions taken by the Legislature on major financial legislation in 1989. Part 2 discusses the provisions and fiscal effects of the 24 measures chaptered during the First Extraordinary Session of the Legislature in November.