California Legislative Analyst’s Office

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2021-22 Budget: Overview of the Spending Plan (Preliminary Version) Each year, our office publishes the California Spending Plan to summarize the annual state budget. This publication provides an overview of the 2021-22 Budget Act, then highlights major features of …continue reading

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In response to the changes to the state’s budget process required by the pandemic, our office will be publishing shorter, more focused budget analyses over the next few months. Given this change, rather than sending out an announcement for each publication, we will provide periodic updates with the key takeaways …continue reading

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In response to the changes to the state’s budget process required by the pandemic, our office will be publishing shorter, more focused budget analyses over the next few months. Given this change, rather than sending out an announcement for each publication, we will provide periodic updates with the key takeaways …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Strengthening the CalSTRS Funding Plan Strengthening the CalSTRS Funding Plan provides an overview of the plan put in place by the Legislature in 2014 that aims to fully eliminate the California State Teachers’ Retirement System’s (CalSTRS’) unfunded actuarial obligation (UAO) …continue reading

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In response to the changes to the state’s budget process required by the pandemic, our office will be publishing shorter, more focused budget analyses over the next few months. Given this change, rather than sending out an announcement for each publication, we will provide periodic updates with the key takeaways …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Evaluating State Economic Stimulus Proposals The state can seek to encourage short-term economic activity through fiscal stimulus. During economic slowdowns, like the one the state currently is experiencing, interest in these types of economic stimulus programs is heightened. In this …continue reading

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In June 2020, facing a large projected budget shortfall, the state decided to defer $12.5 billion in payments to schools and community colleges. Beginning in summer 2020, our office set out to discover how community colleges were responding to these payment deferrals. We learned that about two-thirds of college districts …continue reading

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State Budget Assumes Reduction in Employee Compensation Costs to Address Budget Problem. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had far-reaching negative effects on the state economy, which have direct and indirect implications for the state budget. In May, the administration estimated the state would have a $54.3 billion General …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: What Threat Does Sea-Level Rise Pose to California? While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting economic impacts have rightly been the focus of the Legislature’s and public’s attention in recent months, the impending impacts of climate change continue …continue reading

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The COVID-19 outbreak has pushed state unemployment to record highs. Alongside recent federal actions, the state may want to explore options to expand assistance to unemployed workers. Expanding assistance to unemployed workers could mitigate financial hardship for unemployed workers and, in some cases, provide statewide economic stimulus. In this post, …continue reading