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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.

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An Evaluation of the School-Based Dental Disease Prevention Program

April 1, 1986 - This report is divided into six chapters. In Chapter I, we describe the implementation of the Dental Disease Prevention program. In Chapter II, we summarize the methodology of the University of California San Francisco study. Chapter III reports the results and shortcomings of the study. In Chapter IV, we discuss the impact of the program on state expenditures for medical and dental care. Chapter V describes the options for improving the program's cost-effectiveness, and Chapter VI presents our conclusions and recommendations.

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A Review of the Employment Training Panel Program: Pursuant to Chapter 1074/82

April 1, 1986 - Chapter 1074, Statutes of 1982 (AS 3461), established the Employment Training Panel (ETP) program to provide training and jobs to individuals who are covered under the Unemployment Insurance system. Chapter 1074 also required the Legislative Analyst to prepare a report on the performance and cost-effectiveness of the ETP program and to recommend "any appropriate improvements." This report was prepared in response to Chapter 1074's directive.

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The New Prison Construction Program at Midstream

April 1, 1986 - During the past several years, the Legislature has authorized a major expansion of the state's prison system. This expansion provides for 12 new prisons and additions to existing prisons which will cost more than $1.5 billion to build and about $750 million annually to operate. This report examines the Department of Corrections' progress in bringing these prisons on line.

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Summary of Recommended Legislative Changes Contained in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill

February 1, 1986 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill and The 1986-87 Budget: Perspectives and Issues.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1986-87 Budget Bill

February 1, 1986 - In the Analysis of the 1986-87 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.

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State Reimbursement of Mandated Costs: A Review of Statutes Funded in 1986

January 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 initially funded by Chapter 573, Statutes of 1986.

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The Implementation of the Master Plan For Special Education 1980-81 Through 1984-85

December 1, 1985 - The Master Plan for Special Education (MPSE) is the program and funding framework through which California provides educational and related services to students with physical or mental disabilities and students with learning or communication problems. Under the master plan, funding is provided for special education programs, based on the cost of (a) direct instructional services and (b) ancillary support services.