Legislative Analyst’s Office

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2021-22 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook The annual Fiscal Outlook publication gives our office’s independent assessment of the California state budget condition for the upcoming fiscal year and over the longer term. We find the budget situation has improved considerably …continue reading

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Update on School District Budgets Over the past year, school districts have seen significant fluctuation their near-term fiscal outlook due to additional costs related to the coronavirus disease 2019 emergency and changes in the state’s budget outlook. The state typically …continue reading

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Expanding Access to Safe and Affordable Drinking Water in California—A Status Update Despite California being the first state in the nation to adopt a policy stating that clean water is a human right, an estimated 1 million Californians currently lack …continue reading

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following posts: An Analysis of University Reserves The pandemic, remote operations, economic downturn, and funding reductions have created fiscal challenges for the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). To help address these challenges, the state directed CSU and …continue reading

In recent months, the federal government has enacted several pieces of legislation aimed at responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Three of these bills—the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act (enacted March 4); the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (enacted March 27); and the Paycheck Protection …continue reading

The public health emergency associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic has resulted in sudden and severely negative economic consequences for California. This has significant implications for the state’s budget. This report—our Spring Fiscal Outlook—provides an update on the budget’s condition in light of this seismic shift. Specifically, we …continue reading

The emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents a serious challenge for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This is because the department’s staff and the populations they oversee—which include adult inmates and parolees and certain youth offenders—are often in close proximity to one another. As of …continue reading

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has published the following post in the series: COVID-19 Issues Judicial Branch Actions Responding to COVID-19 In this post, we discuss actions the judicial branch has taken to temporarily change operations due to the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The judicial branch is responsible …continue reading

This post highlights key federal actions in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)—through April 16, 2020—relating to social services and health programs that serve older adults and persons with disabilities. Specifically, we describe the aging and disability-related components of the two most recent pieces of COVID-19 federal legislation (H.R. 6201 …continue reading

On Wednesday, March 18, the President signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the federal relief act aimed at mitigating the economic and public health consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The H.R. 6201 includes several actions related to unemployment insurance (UI). Follow up legislation, H.R. 748—the …continue reading