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Focus Budget 1992: Highlighting Major Features of the 1992 California Budget

September 8, 1992 - On September 2, 1992, Governor Wilson signed into law the 1992 Budget Act and related legislation. The $57.4 billion budget package ended a period of more than two months during which the state government operated without a budget. In addition to the Budget Act itself, the budget package includes 23 other measures that make the law changes necessary to achieve budgeted savings. This implementing legislation makes a wide variety of significant changes that affect most of the state’s major programs as well as state assistance to schools and local governments. This report is part of a series that highlights the impacts of the budget package.


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Proposition 98—A Brief Look at the Current Situation

July 3, 1992 - In this report, we explain the current status of the Proposition 98 minimum funding guarantee, and review how other budget proposals that have already been advanced would affect the level of the guarantee for 1992-93. Finally, we discuss other options that may be considered to generate savings for 1992-93.


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Proposition 98--A Brief Look at the Current Situation

July 3, 1992 - Proposition 98--A Brief Look at the Current Situation


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Analysis of the 1992-93 Budget Bill

February 26, 1992 - Analysis of the 1992-93 Budget Bill.


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Financing of Resources and Environmental Programs

February 1, 1992 - Financing of Resources and Environmental Programs


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The 1991-92 State and Local Program Realignment

February 1, 1992 - The state and local program realignment legislation enacted in 1991 represents a fundamental change in the state and county fiscal relationship. In this piece, we (1) provide background on the evolution of the legislation, (2) review its primary components, (3) assess its likely programmatic and fiscal effects, and (4) identify realignment-related implementation and policy issues we believe the Legislature will face in the current legislative session and in later years. Finally, we identify program areas where we believe the Legislature might effectively extend some of the legislation's features to enact further reforms.


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Enterprise Special Districts

February 1, 1992 - Enterprise Special Districts


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Pupil Assessment

February 1, 1992 - Pupil Assessment


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CCC Transfer

February 1, 1992 - We recommend the enactment of legislation to establish a policy whereby the UC and the CSU would admit qualified freshmen but redirect a portion of them, on a voluntary basis, to enroll in specific community colleges, allowing annual state savings of approximately $25 million beginning in 1993-94.


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Trial Court Funding "Realignment"

February 1, 1992 - In this analysis, we (1) review the short-term implementation issues surrounding Chapter 90 and the related measures, and (2) identify a number of policy issues that the Legislature will need to address as it considers providing additional support for the trial courts for the budget year and beyond.


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The 1992-93 Budget: Perspectives and Issues

February 1, 1992 - The outlook for the 1992-93 budget is dominated by the continued poor performance of the state and national economies. Even if recovery from the recession is now underway, as anticipated by the 1992-93 Governor’s Budget, state revenues will not be sufficient to both pay off the accumulated budget deficits and fund state services at current levels. Further delays in the timing of the state’s recovery will compound the problem faced by the Legislature in crafting a budget for 1992-93. The Governor’s Budget realistically addresses only a portion of the state’s budget problem. Although it would make some significant reductions in major state programs, it relies upon optimistic assumptions as to the availability of federal and other funds to bring the budget into balance, and does not offer an adequate reserve fund to protect the budget against unanticipated changes.


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California's Child Support Enforcement Program

January 22, 1992 - The child support enforcement program could be improved by changing the existing set of incentives that affect decision making on program funding. To accomplish this, we present two options for the Legislature. Under the first option, the responsibility for administration and funding of the program would be transferred from the counties to the state. In the second option, the state would provide a state-funded incentive payment to augment program funding, based on each county's efficiency as measured by the ratio of the marginal increase in child support collections to the marginal increase in administrative costs.


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Paperwork Reduction in Schools

January 21, 1992 - Paperwork Reduction in Schools


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Options for Addressing the State's Fiscal Problem

January 1, 1992 - In order to bring revenues and spending into balance on a permanent basis, the Legislature will need to make significant reductions in spending on major programs, as well as reexamine the coverage and structure of the state's tax system. An early start is needed to lay the groundwork for these difficult decisions. The purpose of this document is to provide the Legislature with a variety of spending and revenue options that can begin this process.


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Supplemental Report Language Agenda 1992-93 Budget Conference Committee

January 1, 1992 - Supplemental Report Language Agenda 1992-93 Budget Conference Committee