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A.B. 780

February 1, 1984 - AB 780 is a bill that would increase the refundable deposit the sponsors of initiatives have to put down at the time they submit their initiatives to the Attorney General for a title.

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A Review of the Access Assistance for the Deaf Program

February 1, 1984 - The Deaf Access program (DAP) was established by Ch 1193/80 (AB 2980). The program provides funds to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for contracts with local agencies to provide specified services to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

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Summary of Recommendations in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill

February 1, 1984 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill.

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Summary of Recommended Legislative Changes Contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill

February 1, 1984 - This report summarizes the recommendations for new legislation contained in the Analysis of the 1984-85 Budget Bill.

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The 1984-85 Budget: Perspectives and Issues

February 1, 1984 - (245 pages, 12 MB) For the first time in three years, the Legislature's budget choices are not limited to raising taxes or cutting into the base level of expenditures. Sufficient funds will be available in 1984-85 to maintain, and even expand, the existing level of services provided to the people of California. In terms of real purchasing power, the level of General Fund revenues projected for 1984-85 is 4.0 percent higher than the level of revenues estimated for the current year. Here we provide a brief overview of the state's fiscal condition during the current and budget years, estimate what it would cost to maintain the existing level of services provided by the state in 1984-85, take a brief look at the long-term fiscal outlook for the state, and provide a more detailed discussion of revenues and expenditures.

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Options for Reducing State and Local Administrative Costs: A Review of Five Proposals Submitted by the County Supervisors' Association of California

January 1, 1984 - Senate Bill 1477 (Ch 1638/82) directs the Legislative Analyst, in conjunction with county officials, to evaluate certain recommendations for reducing the costs of administering programs for which the state and counties share responsibility. Specifically, the Legislative Analyst is directed to examine proposals submitted by the County Supervisors' Association of California (CSAC), and report his findings to the Legislature by January 1, 1984.

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Options for Reducing State and Local Administrative Costs: A Review of Five Proposals Submitted by the County Supervisors Association of California

January 1, 1984 - Senate Bill 1477 (Ch 1638/82) directs the Legislative Analyst, in conjunction with county officials, to evaluate certain recommendations for reducing the costs of administering programs for which the state and counties share responsibility. Specifically, the Legislative Analyst is directed to examine proposals submitted by the County Supervisors' Association of California (CSAC), and report his findings to the Legislature by January 1, 1984.

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Department of Health Services Toxic Substances Control Programs

December 14, 1983 - Statement to the Assembly Ways and Means Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Welfare Oversight Hearing on the Department of Health Services Toxic Substances Control Programs. Comments on the September revisions to the objectives contained in the department's May 1983 work plan and the first-quarter progress report and (2) the department's compliance with requirements adopted in the Supplemental Report of the 1983 Budget Act.

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Collective Bargaining

December 8, 1983 - A statement to the Assembly Committee on Public Employees and Retirement and the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization and Public Employment and Retirement on the bargaining process in other states and assessing the role of the California Legislature in the collective bargaining process covering state employees.

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Overcrowded School Facilities

December 5, 1983 - A statement to the Assembly Education Committee hearing on overcrowded school facilities. The information in this testimony includes: (1) recent funding history, (2) funding needs for school construction, and (3) the funding and revenue outlook for 1984-85.

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Fiscal Effect of Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 4

December 2, 1983 - An overview of California's current system of school finance, description of the alternative system proposed by SCA 4 and summary of the measure's fiscal effect.

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Special Education Programs for Children Living in Foster Family Homes and Licensed Children's Institutions

December 1, 1983 - This report reviews the funding of special education programs for children who live in foster family homes and licensed children's institutions (LCIs), and makes recommendations to the Legislature regarding the restructuring or continuation of the current funding mechanism. It examines the structure and the operational impact of the current funding formula on local education agencies (LEAs) in California and identifies problems that tend to reduce program effectiveness.

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Legislative Options for Developing Welfare Computer Systems in California

December 1, 1983 - This report reviews the revised feasibility report on the Statewide Public Assistance Network (SPAN) prepared by Arthur Andersen and Company. In addition, the report presents five options available to the Legislature for continuing the development of statewide computer systems that could improve the administration of public assistance programs in California.

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State and Local Finance

November 10, 1983 - Statement to the Senate Local Government Committee on the types of fiscal and policy issues which may be associated with proposals to restructure the current system of state and local finance.

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Overview of the Major Issues Regarding the Use of Tax-Exempt Bonds in California

November 9, 1983 - Presentation to the 1983 Fall Conference of the Financial and Accounting Officers of the Association of California Water Agencies by Jon David Vasche, Senior Economist, Office of the Legislative Analyst, State of California.