Legislative Analyst’s Office

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2022-23 Budget: Initial Comments on the Governor’s May Revision Key Takeaways: Governor Allocates $52 Billion Overall General Fund Surplus in May Revision. Reflecting extraordinary revenue growth for a second year in a row, we estimate the Governor had a …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 Analysis of the University of California’s Agricultural and Natural Resource Programs The University of California (UC) operates two programs focused on agricultural and natural resource issues. One program—Agricultural Experiment Stations—supports basic and applied research at the Berkeley, Davis, and …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: Options for a Forestry Management Training Center in Northern California The Supplemental Report of the 2021-22 Budget Act requires our office to consult with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and other appropriate stakeholders, including the California Conservation …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: An Initial Review of the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Successfully implementing forest health and wildfire mitigation projects often requires public and private entities to work together, particularly in order to complete larger, more complex and cross-jurisdictional projects than …continue reading

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following post: Update on the Progress of the CalSTRS Funding Plan The LAO released a post on the progress of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) funding plan, which has the goal of paying down CalSTRS’ Defined Benefit program’s unfunded actuarial …continue reading

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The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2021-22 Budget: Multiyear Budget Outlook This report presents our office’s independent assessment of the condition of the state General Fund budget through 2024-25 assuming the economy continues to grow. While the state faces a historic surplus, a spending …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