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December 1, 1988 - The purpose of this report is to provide the Legislature with an overview of the California economy, including information that will assist it in making decisions that will affect the economy's future health and thus the quality of life in California.
November 1, 1988 - This report summarizes the fiscal effects of legislation enacted during the 1988 Regular Session of the California Legislature.
November 1, 1988 - This report is submitted in response to Resolution Chapter 147, Statutes of 1987 (Senate Concurrent Resolution 45). This measure requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to submit a report to the Legislature responding to specific questions related to the counties' implementation of the California Supreme Court's In re Hop decision (29 Cal. 3d 82). This decision specifies that persons with developmental disabilities who are unable to provide informed consent regarding their placement in a state developmental center (SDC) are entitled to judicial hearings regarding the need for, and appropriateness of, such placement.
August 1, 1988 - This report summarizes the fiscal effect of the 1988 Budget Act (Chapter 313 - AB 224). In addition, it highlights the funding levels approved for the state's major programs in 1988-89, and compares these funding levels to those authorized in prior years. This report also discusses projected state revenues for 1988-89, including the key assumptions underlying the projections and revisions that have been made to them since the Governor's Budget was introduced in January. Finally, this report indicates how the 1988-89 Budget Act affects the state's position relative to its appropriations limit under Article XIII B of the State Constitution.
August 1, 1988 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). Chapter I of this report provides a description of the Educational Technology program, including a summary of its funding history. Chapter II contains (1) our findings regarding the program's implementation and effectiveness and (2) our recommendations for improving the program, based on both our own and the State Department of Education's (SDE) findings regarding the program. Chapter III contains our responses to recommendations made by the SDE in its sunset review report.
August 1, 1988 - This report, submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review provisions of Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155), contains our findings and recommendations regarding the adult education program administered by the public schools. Although some community college districts also operate adult education programs, this report, as directed by Chapter 1270, is limited to those programs operated by K-12 schools.
August 1, 1988 - This report contains our findings and recommendations regarding the California Indian Education Centers program pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). As part of the sunset process, Chapter 1270 requires the State Department of Education (SDE) to review the Indian Education Centers program and submit its findings to the Legislature. Chapter I of this report provides an overview of the California Indian Education Centers program, including its purpose, operation, and fiscal data. Chapter II contains our findings and recommendations which are separate from those of SDE. Chapter III contains the SDE's recommendations and our responses to them.
May 1, 1988 - This report is submitted pursuant to Chapter 941, Statutes of 1986 (AB 3959). Chapter I explores the problems that are associated with teen pregnancy and parenting. Chapter II describes the dimensions of the teen pregnancy problem in California and the factors contributing to teen pregnancy. Chapter III contains descriptions of existing state programs that serve pregnant and parenting teens, including the cost of services provided. Chapter IV reviews various studies that (1) have identified what influences teenagers in making choices regarding sexual activity and coping with unplanned pregnancy and (2) assess the effectiveness of various services and programs in dealing with the teen pregnancy and parenting problem. Finally, Chapter V summarizes our recommendations regarding state services for pregnant and parenting teens.
April 1, 1988 - Chapter 1256, Statutes of 1980, requires the Legislative Analyst to report each year on any previously unfunded state mandates for which the Legislature appropriated funds in a claims bill during the prior fiscal year. This report reviews those mandates initially funded by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1987.
April 1, 1988 - This report, submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review provisions of Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155), contains our findings and recommendations regarding the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.
April 1, 1988 - In order to assist the Legislature in its review process, this report analyzes two expenditure plans proposed by the bar in pending legislation. Our analysis examines each expenditure plan separately. The first chapter, which describes the expenditures proposed in conjunction with AB 4391, includes expenditures from the bar's General Fund and six special funds. The second chapter, which details the expenditures proposed in support of SB 1498, focuses on the proposed enhancements to the discipline program. The Appendix identifies the combined support of both proposals on the level of bar members' fees from 1989 through 1991.
February 24, 1988 - Analysis of the 1988-89 Budget Bill
February 1, 1988 - (227 pages, 7.5 MB) The Governor's Budget for 1988-89 anticipates continued moderate growth in the California economy, and projects that revenue collections will be sufficient to fund normal workload increases and statutory requirements, as well as provide funds to address certain other state priorities. As in recent years, the proposed revenues and expenditures would leave the state with an unrestricted reserve of about $1 billion. The budget indicates that the projected level of state revenues will place the state $24 million below its appropriations limit for 1988-89. Here, we provide an overview of the condition of the General Fund in the current and budget years. We also discuss reasons for changes in the state's fiscal outlook since the last Governor's Budget and presents some highlights of the 1988-89 budget.
February 1, 1988 - All of the recommendations included in this report are discussed in greater detail within the Analysis and the P&I. This report merely (1) summarizes our analysis of the issues at stake, (2) outlines the contents of the changes in existing law that we recommend, and (3) presents our estimate of the fiscal effect from the proposed legislation.
February 1, 1988 - In the Analysis of the 1988-89 Budget Bill, we report the results of our detailed examination of the Governor's spending proposals for the coming fiscal year. This document summarizes, by program area, the principal findings and recommendations set forth in the Analysis. It also shows how approval of these recommendations would affect the state's fiscal condition and workforce.