California Legislative Analyst’s Office

Cal Grant rules disqualify 80 pct of for-profits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state report examining Cal Grant’s new eligibility standards says the tighter rules have disqualified 80 percent of California’s for-profit colleges from the financial aid program.


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Calif schools face rising special education costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state report on special education in California has found that school districts are shouldering an increasing share of the cost of educating students with disabilities.


Calif. budget deficit shrinks to $1.9B with taxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s nonpartisan budget analyst says the state now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of the next fiscal year and could even see surpluses after that. […]


Proposition 38 defeated, Proposition 30 trailing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 38, one of two measures on today’s ballot that would increase taxes to increase funding for education, was defeated, while the second measure, Proposition 30 trailed in early returns. Proposition […]


Proposition 31 would change state budget process

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 31 on today’s ballot would make major changes to the state budget process, including establishing a two-year budget cycle and prohibiting the Legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 […]


Proposition 39 would change business tax calculation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 39 on today’s ballot would require multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability based on the percentage of their sales in California. The initiative would generate $500 million […]


Two state tax increases go before voters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two measures that would increase taxes to beef up funding for education will appear on today’s ballot, Propositions 30 and 38. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would increase the […]



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