May 2013, by Carol Zabin and Megan Emiko Scott
» Full Report
Proposition 39 allocates up to $550 million per year for five years for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in California's public schools, community colleges, universities, and other public facilities and provides funding for workforce training. This report estimates the job and workforce impacts of Proposition 39 investments, including the occupational mix of jobs and the number of entry-level positions. It presents information on workers in two key sets of occupations: the building and construction workers who will be engaged in energy efficiency retrofits and clean energy installations, and the school facilities personnel who can reduce energy use through improved operations and maintenance of buildings and their systems. The report identifies potential training needs for the construction and school facilities workforce and estimates the number of workers that may require training for Proposition 39-funded projects. It also presents recommendations on program elements that can help ensure good jobs and workforce outcomes.
January 2013, by Laurel Lucia, Ken Jacobs, Greg Watson, Miranda Dietz, and Dylan H. Roby for the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
» Press Release
» Press Coverage
The Medi-Cal Expansion under the Affordable Care Act will expand eligibility to more than 1.4 million low-income adults in California beginning in 2014, if enacted by the state. Other mandatory provisions of the ACA will lead to increased enrollment among Californians who are already eligible for Medi-Cal but not enrolled. The authors predict the increase in Medi-Cal enrollment under the ACA using the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model and estimate the associated new federal and state spending. The study finds that the new state spending on Californians newly eligible for Medi-Cal will be largely offset by increased state tax revenues and potential savings in other areas of the budget.