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Cal Facts: 2016


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Cal Facts: California's Economy and Budget in Perspective-2002

December 2, 2002 - A series of charts and tables which address questions frequently asked of our office. These "snapshots" of information provide a broad overview of public finance and program trends in the state.

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Cal Facts: California's Economy and Budget in Perspective-2000

December 6, 2000 - Various "snapshots" of information--particularly graphics--that provide a broad overview of public finance and program trends in the state.

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CAL Facts: 2011

January 5, 2011 - Various "snapshot" pieces of information, providing a broad overview of public finance and program trends in the state. It consists of a series of charts and tables which address questions frequently asked of our office.

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Higher Education Student Fees

February 19, 2003 - The Governor's budget assumes student fees will increase for the average full-time undergraduate student by $1,065 at UC, $468 at CSU, and $338 at CCC in 2003-04. We recommend increases that are about 40 percent smaller at UC and CSU. We also recommend the Legislature adopt an explicit fee policy requiring annual adjustments that are gradual and predictable.

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[PDF] Governor’s May Revision: Expansion of Inmate Rehabilitation Programs

May 16, 2016 - The Governor’s May Revision proposes a $24.5 million General Fund augmentation for various inmate rehabilitation programs. The proposed augmentation would increase to $44.4 million in 2017-18 and decline to $37.1 million in 2018-19. While we recommend approving additional funding for those programs that appear to be effective, we recommend rejecting funding for proposals for which there is not clear evidence of effectiveness and those that lack sufficient detail.

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Taking Advantage of New Federal Higher Education Tax Credits

February 18, 1998 - We identify several revenue and spending options that the Legislature has in responding to the problems and opportunities posed by the new federal "Hope Scholarship" and "Lifetime Learning" tax credits.

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[PDF] California's Tax Expenditure Programs Part 1

February 1, 1999 - This two-part report on tax expenditure programs (TEPs) is the. fourth in a series of such reports produced by the Legislative Analyst's Office. The initial reports were prepared in response to Resolution Chapter 70, Statutes of1985 (ACR17,Bates). Tax expenditure programs, as defined by ACR 17, include various tax exemptions, exclusions, deductions, credits, and other special tax provisions which affect the ammmt of revenues collected through the state's tax system. The term "tax expenditure" generally has been used to define programs which result in exceptions to the "basic" tax stmcture of the state. As we discuss this part of this report, considerable differences of opinion exist regarding the definition of the term basic tax struchue, and thus, what constitutes an exception to this base.

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[PDF] Special Education Mandates Follow-Up Letter

October 27, 1999 - We outline our concerns with the staff supplemental analysis prepared for the Commission on State Mandates (COSM) October 28, 1999 meeting. This letter is a follow-up to our 10/13/99 analysis in which we reviewed legislative intent related to the special education funding system.