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An Analysis of the Governor's Proposals Regarding the 1982-83 Deficit

January 24, 1983 - The Legislative Analyst cautions the Legislature against following the Governor's recommendation to carry over a deficit into fiscal year 1983-84, and that instead they should act to balance the state's budget now.

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Annual Report of the Legislative Analyst Fiscal Year 1981-82

January 1, 1983 - Annual Report of the Legislative Analyst Fiscal Year 1981-82

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Analysis of the 1982-83 Budget Bill

February 24, 1982 - Analysis of the 1982-83 Budget Bill.

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The 1982-83 Budget: Perspectives and Issues

February 1, 1982 - (136 pages, 8 MB) For the second year in a row, the Legislature faces a budget that does not contain sufficient funds to maintain the existing levels of service. In terms of real purchasing power, the Governor's Budget for 1982-83 is 3.5 percent lower than the budget for the current year. The General Fund portion of the Governor's Budget will be in balance only if several critical assumptions underlying the budget are borne out. These assumptions include: the state's economy will improve by rnid-1982; the Legislature will approve total revenue package of nearly $1 billion; at the June 1982 primary election, the voters will approve the bond measure for state prison construction, .and disapprove initiatives relating to income tax indexing and inheritance and gift taxes. If these and other assumptions are not borne out, the General Fund will end the year with a deficit, even if there is no carry-over deficit remaining. Here, we provide a perspective on the state's current fiscal situation, including options for addressing the deficit in the General Fund Budget for 1982-83, provide a perspective on the budget issues that the Legislature faces in 1983-84, and discuss major issues that have been identified in our review of the state's current fiscal condition and the Governor's Budget for 1983-84.

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Analysis of the 1981-82 Budget Bill

February 18, 1981 - Analysis of the 1981-82 Budget Bill.

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Analysis of the 1980-81 Budget Bill

February 27, 1980 - Analysis of the 1980-81 Budget Bill.

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An Analysis of Proposition 4: The Gann "Spirit of 13" Initiative

December 1, 1979 -

On November 6, 1979, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 4, the "Spirit of 13" Initiative sponsored by Paul Gann. The proposition, which places Article XIIIB in the California Constitution, limits the growth in appropriations of both state and local governments to changes in the cost of living and population in order to control the spending levels established by California governments. Proposition 4 also attempts both to clarify the fiscal roles played by the various branches (legislative, judicial and executive) and levels (federal, state and local) of government, and to insure that any surplus funds are promptly returned to the people.

Proposition 4 is a sweeping measure which will dramatically affect both the state government and the vast majority of California's 6,600 local governments. Precisely how it will affect these governments, though, is not clear because the measure raises many questions and problems regarding how it is to be interpreted.

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Analysis of the 1979-80 Budget Bill

February 15, 1979 - Analysis of the 1979-80 Budget Bill.

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The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of California's Aircraft Ground Time Exemption

January 1, 1979 - Chapter 1169, Statutes of 1973 (58 911), modifies, for purposes of property taxation, the allocation formula used to assess aircraft owned by certificated air .carriers and scheduled air taxis. This act revises the aircraft assessment formula to exclude (1) all time prior to an aircraft's first revenue flight and (2) ground time in excess of 12 consecutive hours. The provisions of Chapter 1169 are effective for the 1974-75 through 1979-80 fiscal years, after which time the specified exclusions from the formula become inoperative. Chapter 1169 also requires the Legislative Analyst to report to the Legislature on the economic and revenue effects of this exemption. This report discusses (1) provisions of Chapter 1169, (2) background information on the aircraft maintenance industry, (3) state reimbursements under Chapter 1169, and (4) economic impacts of the exemption.

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Alternative Public Transportation Funding For Los Angeles County

January 1, 1979 - Senate Resolution No. 46 (1978) directs the Legislative Analyst to study and recommend alternative means of providing increased funding for public transportation in Los Angeles County. The resolution requires that two specified alternatives be considered as part of the study: (1) a one percent increase in the motor vehicle in-lieu tax, and (2,) an increase in the motor vehicle fuel tax at a rate sufficient to raise between $30 million and $100 million.

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Analysis of the 1978-79 Budget Bill

February 16, 1978 - Analysis of the 1978-79 Budget Bill.

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Analysis of the 1977-78 Budget Bill

February 14, 1977 - Analysis of the 1977-78 Budget Bill.

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Analysis of the 1976-77 Budget Bill

February 9, 1976 - Analysis of the 1976-77 Budget Bill.

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Analysis of the 1975-76 Budget Bill

February 6, 1975 - Analysis of the 1975-76 Budget Bill.

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Analysis of the 1974-75 Budget Bill

February 1, 1974 - Analysis of the 1974-75 Budget Bill.