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Analysis of the 1988 State Bar Association Budget

June 1, 1987 - Our office has prepared the following analysis of the 1988 calendar year budget proposed by the bar in order to facilitate the Legislature's review of legislation establishing the level of fees for bar members for calendar 1988. This analysis focuses on proposed expenditures from the General Fund and the Building Fund because those were the only funds for which the bar provided sufficient budget detail for review.

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Leaking Underground Tank Cleanup Pilot Program

May 21, 1987 - Statement of the Legislative Analyst's Office to the Senate Toxics and Public Safety Management Committee.

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The Medi-Cal Program in Perspective

March 1, 1987 - This report is submitted in conjunction with our Analysis of the 1987-88 Budget Bill. The report is intended to provide the Legislature with background information needed to place in perspective the Governor's proposal to reduce Medi-Cal costs by $250 million ($125 million General Fund) through an as-yet-unspecified "program restructuring." The first chapter of the report provides an overview of the Medi-Cal budget proposal for 1987-88. The second chapter provides data intended to put Medi-Cal costs and trends into perspective. The third chapter identifies major options for reducing Medi-Cal costs.

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A Review of the Job Training Partnership Act Program In California

March 1, 1987 - The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program is one of the primary government programs providing employment and training services in California. In this report, we review selected elements of the operation of the JTPA program.

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The California Teacher Trainee Program: A Review

March 1, 1987 - Several studies have indicated that, in the next five to ten years, the State of California will experience a significant shortage of qualified teachers. Last year, in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill, we reported on projections of the teacher shortage, and outlined a number of alternatives available to the Legislature to increase the supply of teachers.

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Analysis of the 1987-88 Budget Bill: Summary of Recommendations

February 1, 1987 - In the Analysis of the 1987-88 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.

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Staffing Requirements of the Chancellor's Office California Community Colleges

December 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 169, Resolution Chapter 136 of 1986. Chapter I of this report offers a general overview of the Chancellor's Office, its duties and responsibilities, and its current organizational structure and staffing level. Chapter II presents an analysis of the resources needed to fulfill current mandates. Chapter III examines the resources needed to implement recommendations of the Master Plan Review Commission and the Legislature's Joint Committee. The final chapter summarizes our findings and recommendations.

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Special Education in California: A Sunset Review

December 1, 1986 - 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 background information on the special education program. Chapter II contains our comments on the findings made by the State Department of Education (SDE) in its sunset review report. Chapter III presents our response to the recommendations made by the SDE. Finally, Chapter IV summarizes all of our recommendations regarding the special education program.

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The Miller-Unruh Reading Program: A Sunset Review

December 1, 1986 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155), and reports our findings and recommendations regarding the Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Program. This program was established to help prevent and correct reading disabilities among children in kindergarten and grades 1 through 3.

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A Report on the Child Care Reimbursement System

July 1, 1986 - The Child Care and Development Services Act (Chapter 798, Statutes of 1980) directed the Superintendent of Public Instruction to "implement a plan which establishes reasonable standards and assigned reimbursement rates" for state-subsidized child care programs. The act also established a "standard reimbursement rate" which, in 1980-81, was $15.36 a day (or $3,840 a year) for each child enrolled full-time in subsidized child care.

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The Bilingual Education Program: A Sunset Review

June 1, 1986 - 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 the history of the bilingual education program, including judicial decisions and state and federal requirements affecting bilingual education. Chapter II describes how bilingual programs are currently operated, including program options, enrollment, staffing patterns and funding. Chapter III contains our comments on the findings and recommendations of the State Department of Education regarding the bilingual education program. Chapter IV summarizes our recommendations regarding continuation of the bilingual education program.

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The Economic and Fiscal Effects On a Primary Source Law for California Wine Imports

May 1, 1986 - The Economic and Fiscal Effects On a Primary Source Law for California Wine Imports

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The Impacts of SB 1211 on California Consumers, The Beer Industry and State Government

May 1, 1986 - The Impacts of SB 1211 on California Consumers, The Beer Industry and State Government

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A Review of Bay Area Public Transportation Financing

April 1, 1986 - The purpose of this report is to review the financial condition of three Bay Area transit operators in light of recent developments and current trends.

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State Reimbursement of Mandated Costs: A Review of Statutes Funded in 1985

April 1, 1986 - 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 funded initially in Chapter 1175, Statutes of 1985.