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January 1, 1990 - The purpose of this review of the California Maritime Academy (CMA) is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the academy and to determine whether alternative approaches for carrying out the academy's mission should be considered. This report contains four chapters. In the first chapter, we provide a brief history of the academy and a description of its program and operations. The second chapter consists of an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the academy. Chapter III examines several alternatives to continuation of the current level of state support for the CMA. Finally, the last chapter contains our conclusions and a recommendation.
January 1, 1990 - This report is submitted in response to Chapter 1579, Statutes of 1988 (Senate Bill 1913, Presley). Chapter 1579 requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to determine whether the Department of Corrections (CDC) and the Department of the Youth Authority (CYA) have adequate education, prevention, and treatment programs related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and whether the programs are being properly implemented. Additionally, the law requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to assess the quality of AIDS education and prevention programs in county and city jails.
January 1, 1990 - One of the more significant issues facing the Legislature during the next several months will be to decide what bond measures it should place on the June and November statewide ballots for voter approval. This decision is important because bonds are the principal means by which the state's infrastructure needs are currently being financed, and a large and growing inventory of unmet infrastructure needs exists. How well the state's infrastructure needs are addressed will be a principal determinant of the future health of the state's economy and the quality of life for many Californians in the years to come.
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.
December 1, 1989 - The purpose of this policy brief is to provide the Legislature with a context for considering proposals to address Butte County's fiscal problems. The analysis is based on a review of Butte County's past financial transactions and its 1989-90 final budget. Our intent is to explain the basic fiscal trends underlying Butte's current condition, not to evaluate management of the county or past policy decisions made by county officials.
August 1, 1989 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1989 Budget Act (Chapter 93 - SB 165). In addition, it discusses major spending decisions that were enacted in bills other than the Budget Bill, that were part of an overall state spending plan for 1989-90. The report highlights the funding levels approved for the state's major programs in 1989-90, and compares these funding levels to those authorized in prior years. This report also discusses projected state revenues for 1989-90, including the key assumptions underlying the projections and revisions that have been made to them since the Governor's Budget was introduced in January.
July 1, 1989 - Recommendations for Changes in The Reimbursements of Homicide Trails
February 22, 1989 - In beginning its work on the state budget for 1989-90, the Legislature faces the most adverse set of fiscal circumstances it has faced since the recession of 1981-82. The state’s budget reserve has been completely depleted, and a deficit in the current-year's budget appears likely. At current levels of service, expenditure requirements for 1989-90 will exceed projected revenue growth by at least $500 million, and the full restoration of the state's reserve fund would require another $1.1 billion. This fiscal situation has come about despite the continued strength of the California economy. The state government faces a number of challenges. Here, we review the challenges facing the Legislature and the state; review the state's fiscal condition, the major areas where demand for state ser-vices is outstripping its ability to provide them, and the extent to which the state's exist-ing revenue base is capable of supporting the delivery of existing and additional state services; and provide an examination of the strategies proposed.