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Information Technology: An Important Tool For A More Effective Government

June 16, 1994 - While there have been many significant advances in the state's deployment and uses of IT since the state's first computer was installed in the mid-1950s, there remain fundamental problems that prevent the state from realizing a better return on its IT investment.

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Proposition 172—How Did it Affect Spending for Public Safety

June 9, 1994 - On November 2, 1993, California voters enacted Proposition 172, which established a permanent statewide half-cent sales tax for support of local public safety functions in cities and counties. This Policy Brief reviews how counties—the primary beneficiaries of Proposition 172—have budgeted these new funds in 1993-94 and assesses the impact of public safety several maintenance of effort requirements on county budgets.

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April Revenues Weaker Than Forecast

May 1, 1994 - April Revenues Weaker Than Forecast

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California Update: The Fiscal Impact of Tuberculosis in California

April 1, 1994 - California Update: The Fiscal Impact of Tuberculosis in California

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Analysis of the 1989 Budget of the State Bar of California

April 1, 1994 - Analysis of the 1989 Budget of the State Bar of California

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The State of California’s Probation System

March 1, 1994 - In this analysis, we examine the state of Califonia's probation system.

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California Update: California’s Cash Crunch

March 1, 1994 - California Update: California’s Cash Crunch

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Highlights of the 1994-95 Analysis and P&I

February 23, 1994 - Highlights of the 1994-95 Analysis and P&I

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Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

February 23, 1994 - Department of Motor Vehicles Database Redesign

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Creating A New Retirement Benefits Plan for Judges

February 8, 1994 - We recommend that the Legislature enact legislation to establish a new, actuarially sound, retirement program for judges taking office in the future in order to reduce long-run state costs for judges' retirement. The legislation should incorporate the retirement plan developed by the Select Committee on Judicial Retirement, with modifications to further reduce state costs, as detailed in this report.

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School-to-Work Transition: Improving High School Career Programs

February 1, 1994 - In this report, we recommend the Legislature take various actions to help high schools create effective school-to-work programs.

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California K-12 Report Card

February 1, 1994 - California K-12 Report Card

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Bonds and the 1994 Ballots

January 6, 1994 - The Legislature faces important decisions on the bond package to be placed on the 1994 ballots. We urge the Legislature not to use an arbitrary debt-service ratio as the sole or driving factor in making decisions on bonds. The key consideration should be the tradeoff of using state revenues to pay debt service on bonds to develop infrastructure versus using these revenues to support or enhance other state programs. It is critical that the Legislature establish infrastructure priorities and target future state bonds to address these priorities.

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Crime in California

January 1, 1994 - In recent years, the Legislature and Governor have enacted numerous laws to respond to the public's concerns with crime in California, including measures to stiffen penalties for existing criminal offenses, define new criminal offenses, construct new correctional facilities, and provide financial assistance to law enforcement. Despite these responses, however, recent polls indicate that fear of crime remains a top concern of Californians. In an effort to put the current discussion of crime in California in perspective, we have prepared this report to answer several key questions.

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The President’s Health Care Reform Proposal: A Review of Its Implications for California

December 9, 1993 - The President’s Health Care Reform Proposal: A Review of Its Implications for California