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The Electrical Generation Industry In the 1990s

February 1, 1989 - The Electrical Generation Industry In the 1990s

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Insurance Reform

February 1, 1989 - Insurance Reform

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The 1989-90 Budget Dilemma: Initial Comments

January 17, 1989 - The 1989-90 Budget Dilemma: Initial Comments

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Summary of Recommended Legislation

January 1, 1989 - This report presents recommendations for legislation based on our reviews of state programs. In order to meet legislative deadlines for bill introduction, this report includes recommendations based on our analysis of the 1989-90 Budget, as well as recommendations we have previously made in other publications which we continue to believe are viable for legislative consideration. This report (1) summarizes our analysis of the issues at stake, (2) outlines the changes in existing law that we recommend, and (3) presents our estimate of the fiscal effect from the proposed legislation.

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State Reimbursement of Mandated Costs: A Review of Statutes Funded in 1988

January 1, 1989 - 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 1485, Statutes of 1988.

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Federal Welfare Reform in California: A Review of the Family Support Act of 1988

January 1, 1989 - This report reviews the federal Family Support Act of 1988, the major welfare reform legislation recently enacted by Congress. The report discusses each provision of the Family Support Act (FSA) that (1) requires either a significant change in current California law or practice or (2) provides the state with a new programmatic option. Each discussion describes the new provision, indicates when the state must implement the provision, describes how the provision differs from current state law, and outlines the issue that it presents to the Legislature. In most cases, we recommend a course of action for the Legislature to take to implement the provision.

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An Evaluation of the State's Alternative Energy Finance Program (Safe-Bidco)

January 1, 1989 - This report, submitted pursuant to the Supplemental Report of the 1988 Budget Act, contains our findings and recommendations concerning the State Assistance Fund for Energy, California Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BillCO). Specifically, the Supplemental Report directed our office to evaluate SAFE-BillCO's performance in meeting its original statutory goals and to determine the cost-effectiveness of providing financial assistance to small businesses through the use of federal loan guarantees as opposed to other forms of state assistance.

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Report on the 1988-89 Tax Expenditure Budget: Overview and Selected Reviews

December 1, 1988 - The purpose of this report is to provide information which will assist the Legislature in reviewing the state's tax expenditure budget, including making decisions regarding which individual TEPs should be retained, renewed, modified, or eliminated.

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A Perspective on the California Economy

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.

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Major Financial Legislation Enacted in 1988

November 1, 1988 - This report summarizes the fiscal effects of legislation enacted during the 1988 Regular Session of the California Legislature.

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Judicial Reviews of State Developmental Center Placements: Implementation of the In re Hop Decision

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.

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The 1988 Budget Act: A Summary

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.

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The Educational Technology Local Assistance Program: A Sunset Review

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.

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Adult Education in California Public Schools: A Sunset Review

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.

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California Indian Education Centers Program: A Sunset Review

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.