May 19, 2009 Proposition Analyses

Posted on February 27th, 2009 — in Ballot Measures :: State Budget

The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released analyses of each of the six measures on the May 19 special election ballot. Each report includes background, a detailed description of the measure, and both short- and long-term fiscal effects.


Proposition 8 Analyses

Posted on February 27th, 2009 — in Ballot Measures :: Social Policy

Two reports take a hard look at why Proposition 8, which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, succeeded, and explore possible strategies for future campaigns.


Health Information Upgrade

Posted on February 27th, 2009 — in Health Care :: Technology

The federal stimulus package includes roughly $36 billion in outlays over six years for health information technology. The California HealthCare Foundation has a number of recommendations for how California can compete for and use the state’s fair share.


Impact of Budget Cuts on Local Communities

Posted on February 27th, 2009 — in Children and Families :: Education :: Social Policy :: State Budget

The California Budget Project has issued a series of reports analyzing the impact of the Governor’s budget on local communities. These new analyses include county-by-county breakdowns showing the impact to schools and programs, including CalWORKs, IHSS, and SSI/SSP.