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LAO California’s Fiscal Outlook Legislative Analyst’s Office California Association of School Business Officials CBO Symposium November 15, 2012 www.lao.ca.gov.

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1 LAO California’s Fiscal Outlook Legislative Analyst’s Office California Association of School Business Officials CBO Symposium November 15, 2012

2 LAO Budget Outlook

3 LAO $1.9 Billion Budget Problem  : $943 Million Deficit  : $936 Million Operating Shortfall 2

4 LAO Forecasted Operating Surpluses Beginning in General Fund and Education Protection Account Combined (In Billions)

5 LAO Consider How Best to Use Future Budget Surpluses  Build Up State Reserve  Pay Down Existing Obligations  Address Retirement Liabilities  Build Up Base Programs  Invest in Infrastructure 4

6 LAO National Economic Outlook

7 LAO National Economic Near-Term Outlook Worsened Slightly Comparing LAO May and November Forecasts

8 LAO National Economic Forecast Summary

9 LAO California’s Economic Outlook

10 LAO California’s Economic Near-Term Outlook Improved Slightly Comparing LAO May and November Forecasts

11 LAO Growth in California Personal Income Projected to Hover Around 5 Percent

12 LAO Unemployment Rate in California Projected to Decline Steadily

13 LAO California Building Activity Is Recovering Annual Residential Building Permits (In Thousands)

14 LAO Jobs in California Growing Much More Slowly Than Prior Recoveries Job Loss and Years to Return to Prerecession Employment Peak

15 LAO State Revenue Outlook

16 LAO LAO Revenue Forecast (In Billions)

17 LAO LAO “Big Three” Revenue Forecast (In Billions)

18 LAO Outlook for Education

19 LAO Proposition 98 Forecast (Dollars in Millions)

20 LAO Key Proposition 98 Factors

21 LAO Many Competing Spending Priorities  Paying Down One-Time Obligations  Building Up Ongoing Base Support Restoring prior-year base reductions. Making up foregone COLAs. Providing a budget-year COLA. Equalizing per-pupil funding rates. Addressing end of “categorical flexibility”/ transitioning to weighted student formula. 20

22 LAO Consider How Best to Use Proposition 98 Funding Increases  Build Plan to Retire Existing, One-Time Education Obligations by End of  Carefully Consider How to Build Up Ongoing Base Support  Caution Against More Categorical Programs 21

23 LAO One-Time Education Obligations


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