Legislative Analyst’s Office

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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just published the following report: The 2023-24 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook We have released The 2023-24 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook and The 2023-24 Budget: The Fiscal Outlook for Schools and Community Colleges. We anticipate the state will have a $25 billion budget problem to solve …continue reading

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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 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