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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Living Under Smoky Skies—Understanding the Challenges Posed by Wildfire Smoke in California Californians have been exposed to more large, high-severity wildfires in recent years. These wildfires have generated more smoke and greater emissions of pollutants that are associated with various …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Improving California’s Unemployment Insurance Program The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just released a report, Improving California’s Unemployment Insurance Program. The report traces recent failures back to the program’s basic design, which encourages the state and the Employment Development Department to …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2022-23 Budget: Multiyear Budget Outlook The Key Takeaways of the Report May Revision Barely Balanced Before Accounting for State Appropriations Limit (SAL) Requirements. Our multiyear assessment, assuming the Governor’s May Revision policies, indicates the state would have narrow operating …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following series of reports: Climate Change Impacts Across California Climate stressors present California with five key climate hazards: extreme heat events, more severe wildfires, more frequent and intense droughts, flooding due to extreme precipitation events, and coastal flooding and erosion resulting from …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: An Initial Look at Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Local Government Fiscal Condition Different Types of Revenues Affected Differently by Pandemic. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption to California’s economy. While the particular experience …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The State Appropriations Limit Executive Summary The State Appropriations Limit (SAL) Likely to Limit Spending Growth in the Budget Year and Future Years SAL Will Be an Important Issue at May Revision. Proposition 4 (1979) established an appropriations limit on …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

featured graphic for California State Legislative Analyst's Office during COVID-19

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