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Penalty Assessments: A Review of Their Use as a Financing Mechanism

January 1, 1988 - This report compares the sources of penalty assessment revenues to the benefits generated by these funds, discusses briefly some of the advantages and disadvantages of increased reliance on penalty assessments as a financing mechanism, and examines alternate sources of financing available to programs currently funded by penalty assessments.

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A Perspective on Bond Financing

December 1, 1987 - This report deals with the general subject of bond financing, including the policy factors which the Legislature must consider regarding the use of bonds.

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The Better Automotive Repair Program: Review of a Pilot Project

September 1, 1987 - This report was prepared pursuant to Chapter 815, Statutes of 1982 (as amended by Chapter 703,Statutes of 1985), which requires the Legislative Analyst to submit a report to the Legislature evaluating the program effectiveness and costs of the Better Automotive Repair Program. This program is a pilot project for the voluntary certification of automotive repair garages.

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A Review of the State's Plan to Integrate Hazardous Materials Databases

September 1, 1987 - This report contains our findings and recommendations regarding the hazardous materials integrated data system proposed by the Environmental Affairs Agency (EAA) pursuant to the review requirements specified in Ch 1559/85 (AB 2184).

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The School Improvement Program: A Sunset Review

July 1, 1987 - 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 School Improvement Program (SIP). The SIP provides additional funding for participating elementary and secondary schools to spend in accordance with a plan and budget developed by local school site councils.

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The Feasibility of Replacing the Homeowners' Exemption With an Income Tax Credit

June 1, 1987 - Resolution Chapter 100, Statutes of 1984 (SCR 19), requires the Legislative Analyst to study the feasibility of transferring the administration of the homeowners' exemption to the state Franchise Tax Board. Chapter I of this report discusses the present administrative procedure, and our estimates of the cost incurred by county governments on a statewide basis. In Chapter II, we examine several alternative ways of implementing the transfer of administrative duties, and discuss the fiscal and other implications of the most feasible alternative in detail.

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The Native American Indian Early Childhood Education Program: A Sunset Review

June 1, 1987 - This report contains our findings and recommendations regarding the Native American Indian Early Childhood Education program pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). The program was established to improve the educational accomplishments of rural Native American Indian students in pre-kindergarten through grade 4.

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The Economic Impact Aid Program: A Sunset Review

June 1, 1987 - This report is submitted pursuant to the "sunset" review procedures enacted by Chapter 1270, Statutes of 1983 (Senate Bill 1155). Chapter 1270 provided for termination of the Economic Impact Aid (EIA) program on June 30, 1986. Chapter 1318, Statutes of 1984 (Senate Bill 1858), which became operative on January 1, 1985, extended that date to June 30, 1987.

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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.