Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO)

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has been providing nonpartisan fiscal and policy advice for more than 65 years. It is known for its programmatic and fiscal expertise and it analyzes the state budget. The LAO serves as the “eyes and ears” for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient and effective manner.

LAO Reports

2010-11 Budget Analysis Series: Transportation    Related news story 
2009 Business Plan Preliminary Analysis (posted January 12, 2010)
2009-10 Budget Analysis Series: Transportation
March 17, 2009  – The High Speed Rail Authority