To implement its cutting-edge environmental sustainability program, the California Public Utilities Commission is seeking motivated professionals with backgrounds in engineering, science, transportation, environment, economics, law/policy and information technology (May 2017).
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The California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Care Quality is seeking qualified applicants for nurse surveyor positions throughout the state (March 2017).
The California Department of Community Services and Development is currently seeking proposals to administer its Low-Income Weatherization Program (November 10, 2016).
Commissioned by the California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights, this study assesses the impact of AB 2492 on expanding the potential for eminent domain and restoring redevelopment authorities (August 2016).
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Fiscal and economic assessment commissioned to inform the discussion regarding the the development of a business park facility in the City of Chino (June 2016).
Education, Advocacy and Outreach RFPs
TheCalifornia Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commissionis currently seeking proposals to work with local communities to assist in contributing to a robust local planning process, among other deliverables to be named in the RFPs (May 12, 2016).
Commissioned by the California Employment Development Department, this study provides insights into why people use and do not use the state's Paid Family Leave Program (December 14, 2015).
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Commissioned by Cataract Surgeons for Improved Eyecare, this study assesses the economic benefits of dropless cataract therapy on Medicare, Medicaid, state governments and patients (October 26, 2015).
In the News:
- Imprimis Pharma's (IMMY) CEO Publishes Drug Pricing Monograph (Street Insider, September 22, 2016).
- Substantial Economic Benefit of "Dropless" Cataract Surgery: At present, this therapy is not reimbursed, though topical therapy is (Advanced Ocular Care, April 2016).
- Scientific Evidence Mounting for Superior Outcomes with Dropless Cataract Surgery: Approach shown to provide improved infection, inflammation prevention than previous methods (Ophthalmology Times, April 15, 2016).
- See No Evil: Are Injections Better Than Drops for Cataract Patients - Some doctors, as well as studies, say injections dramatically reduce the incidence of post-operative infections (U.S. News and World Report, March 26, 2016).
- The Importance of Bringing Affordable Medicine to the Public: An Interview with Imprimis Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Baum (Equities.com, March 1, 2016).
- A Dropless Future? A New Injection Cuts Eye Drops Out of the Postop Process, Giving Many Benefits to Patients (Ophthalmology Management, December 1, 2015).
- How Does Dropless Cataract Surgery Affect Healthcare Costs (Outpatient Surgery Magazine, October 26, 2015).
The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity is seeking qualified applicants to provide culturally and linguistically competent services for the California Reducing Disparities Project (August 24 & 31, 2015).
In the News:
- Tutoring Program Helps Permanent Residents in Napa County Become Citizens (Napa Valley Register, April 16, 2017).
- Our Views: $1.18M Grant Will Help Pride Center Provide Youth Services (Stockton Record, April 13, 2017).
- Agencies Get Funds to Reduce Mental Health Disparities (Bay Area Reporter, May 6, 2016).
- CDPH Announces Intent to Award California Reducing Disparities Project Implementation Pilot Projects, (Imperial Valley News, May 3, 2016).
- CDPH's California Reducing Disparities Project Request for Proposals, (Imperial Valley News, August 26, 2015).
Commissioned by the California Chamber of Commerce, this study was submitted as part of the Chamber's public comments regarding the proposed clear and reasonable warning regulations for Proposition 65 (April 8, 2015).
Report commissioned by the California Issues Forum to assess the regional distribution of California's Cap-and-Trade auction funds (March 10, 2015).
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California Reducing Disparities Project Phase 2 Draft Pre-Solicitations
The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity is seeking public comments to the California Reducing Disparities Project Phase II Draft Solicitations for the Statewide Evaluation Team, Population Specific Technical Assistance Providers, Population Specific Capacity Building Pilot Projects and Population Specific Implementation Pilot Projects. CDPH is not soliciting any applications or proposals at this time.
The Draft Pre-Solicitations are being released for public comment to help improve and refine the solicitations. To ensure a level playing field, CDPH can only accept written comments received through the email addresses listed. The link for each Draft Pre-Solicitation and the email for comments are listed below:
Email comments to: CRDPevaluator@cdph.ca.gov
Email comments to: CRDPta@cdph.ca.gov
Email comments to: CRDPpilot@cdph.ca.gov
Report commissioned by the National Taxpayers Union to assess the consumer impact of the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act (October 31, 2014).
In the news:
- Proposed Bill Requires Online Retailers to Collect Sales Tax, (Times Record, June 16, 2015)
- Small Businesses Hit Hard By Internet Sales Tax, (NewsMax, December 11, 2014)
- U.S. Retailers Attack Ted Cruz as Friend of China's Alibaba, (Dallas Morning News, December 3, 2014)
- Will Congress Kill Cyber Monday Deals? (Daily Caller, December 1, 2014)
- Sapping Small Business with an Internet Sales Tax: Harry Reid's Bill Would Hobble Online Entrepreneurs, (Washington Times, November 30, 2014)
- Internet Sales Tax Expansion Appears Stalled In Congress (Dallas Morning News, November 30, 2014)
- Online Sales Tax is Bad for Consumers and Small Business (Sacramento Bee, November 27, 2014)
- Sales Tax Slice: Federal Remote Vendor Requirement Faces Year-End Battle (Bloomberg BNA, November 21, 2014)
- Ted Cruz Rallies Against 'Marketplace Fairness Act' (Arkansas News, November 18, 2014)
- Cruz Opposes Sales Tax on Online Buying (Dallas Morning News, November 18, 2014)
- Cruz: 'Height of Lunacy' to Push Online Sales Tax Bill (The Hill, November 18, 2014)
- Cruz Speaks Out Against Internet Sales Tax Bill (Houston Chronicle, November 18, 2014)
- Sen. Cruz Speaks Out On Sales Tax Bill (Longview News-Journal, November 18, 2014)
- What Could Cost Consumers $340 Billion? (National Taxpayers Union Podcast, November 17, 014)
- Chad's Morning Brief: Ted Cruz Warns Against Government Regulation of the Internet (KFYO, News Talk 790 AM, November 14, 2014)
- Ted Cruz: 'Crying Shame' If Web Tax Is First Act of New Congress (NewsMax, November 14, 2014)
- Cruz Makes Pitch to Save 'American Dream 2.0' (The Hill, November 13, 2014)
- Ted Cruz: Regulating the Internet Threatens Entrepreneurial Freedom (Washington Post, November 13, 2014)
- Tax Watchdog: Lame-Duck Lawmakers Setting Up 'Single Biggest' Attack on Taxpayers of This Congress (Wichita Observer, November 10, 2014)
- Proposed Internet Sales Tax 'Single Biggest Anti-Taxpayer Act In This Congress' (Fox News, November 7, 2014)
- An Internet Sales Tax Would Cost Online Shoppers Billions (CIO Magazine, November 6, 2014)
- Online Sales Tax Costs Consumers $340B (The Hill, October 31, 2014)
Report commissioned by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education to compare the cost of doing business in California to other states (August 12, 2014).
In the news:
- Study Finds California Businesses Face 19% Higher Operating Costs (Valley Voice, October 16, 2014)
- Businesses May Not Be Leaving California, But People Are (Orange County Register, September 14, 2014)
- High Cost of Doing Business in California (Orange County Register, September 11, 2014)
- Those Business License Fees Are Job Killers (Victorville Daily Press, September 1, 2014)
- Make It Easier to Start a New Business In California (Orange County Register, August 29, 2014)
- CalChamber Capital News Report Highlights Job Killers (August 27, 2014)
- Going Too Far with Green (Victorville Daily Press, August 25, 2014)
- SCE Offered Scuderia 'Substantial Savings' (Victorville Daily Press, August 20, 2014)
- Report that Calls California Expensive for Business Sparks Debate (Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2014)
- Study: Business Face Higher Costs in State than Elsewhere (Imperial Valley Press, August 17, 2014)
- Business Owners Looking to Hire? It Will Cost You More in California (KFBK, August 14, 2014)
- CalChamber Capital Report: The Cost of Doing Business in California (August 13, 2014)
- Study Documents Higher Cost of Doing Business in California (Fox & Hounds, August 12, 2014)
Report commissioned by the Valero Energy Corporation to document the economic and tax contribution that the Valero Benicia refinery makes to the City of Benicia and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area (June 2014, revised August 12, 2014).
Report commissioned by the California Association of Local Conservation Corps to measure the economic benefits of funding from the Bottle Bill to California's local conservation corps (March 2014).
Report commissioned to evaluate the the future of the dairy industry in California's Inland Empire (November 2013).
A group of concerned citizens and business organizations who have long standing ties to the community of Mojave and are seeking to promote its growth and well being (September 2013).
Report commissioned by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education to assess the impact of increasing tobacco prices on black market tobacco sales in California (September 2013).
In the news:
- You'll Hear a Lot About the Black Market in Coming Election (Fox & Hounds, March 15, 2015)
- New Taxes Would Damage California's Recovery (Los Angeles Daily News, January 21, 2014)
- Sin Tax Hike Could Boost Black Market (San Diego Union Tribune, November 13, 2013)
- Next Tobacco War Battlefield: Cigarette Smuggling (San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 2013)
- California Contraband Robs Cancer Research with Links to Terrorism (KCRA, November 5, 2013)
- Increased Taxes = Increased Crime (Fox & Hounds, October 1, 2013)
- Smuggler Alert (Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2013)
Report commissioned by the Soutwest Defense Alliance and the Southern California Leadership Council to determine the economic impact of defense cuts on Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah (November 2012).
In the news:
- Experts Say Colorado Lags Other States in Efforts to Fend Off Military Cuts (Colorado Springs Gazette, March 16, 2014)
- The Governor's New State Military Council. . . Keeping Our State and Nation Out of Harms Way (Fox & Hounds, April 1, 2013)
- The Southwest - An Asset Vital to National Security (The Hill, February 27, 2013)
- Yuma Still at Risk from Fight Over Dept Issue (Yuma Sun, January 4. 2013)
- Headaches for Texas Averted (Houston Chronicle, January 3, 2013)
- Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Congress and California (Fox & Hounds, January 3, 2012)
- Military Cuts Avoided for Now, but South Texas Base Task Force Isn't Resting (The Corpus Christi Caller Times, January 2, 2012)
- 'Cliff' Cuts to Hit Ariz. Hard (Yuma Sun, December 31, 2012)
- 'Fiscal Cliff' a Danger to State Defense Industry, Bases (The Arizona Republic, December 30, 2012)
- Military Cuts to Impact State (San Antonio Express News, December 28, 2012)
- Defense Cuts Would 'Pummel' State's Economy, Group Says (Houston Chronicle, December 27, 2012)
- Southwest Defense Alliance Report: Sequestration Will Hurt Texas' Defense-Related Jobs and Industry (Dallas Morning News, December 27, 2012)
- Defense Cuts Bode Ill for Nevada (Las Vegas Review Journal, December 17, 2012)
- Military Spending Cuts a 'Nightmare' Scenario (The Business Journal, December 13, 2012)
Report commissioned by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education regarding the cost and economic impact of California's Green Chemistry regulations (October 8, 2012).
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Fiscal and economic assessment commissioned to inform the discussion regarding the the development of an industrial facility in the City of Perris (October 2012).
Report commissioned by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association to assess the impact of AB 32 (June 2012).
In the news:
- Do We Have to Sacrifice Economic Growth to Reach Our Climate Change Goals (Fox & Hounds, July 8, 2015)
- Gold into Dross (National Review Online, June 3, 2013)
- Way to Cool off Economy (Orange County Register, December 9, 2013)
- California Carbon Market Set to Open (KQED, November 13, 2012)
- California Must Get Serious About Its Business Climate (Fox & Hound cross posted on Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2012)
- Solar Project Strengthens Case About Cost Involved with AB 32 (Fox & Hounds, October 2012)
- Pacific Coast Producers Worried About Effects of Global Warming Legislation (Lodi News Sentinel, September 8, 2012)
- AB 32 Will Add Costs, Hurt California Economy (Sacramento Bee, August 26, 2012)
- Group Says AB 32 Will Cost San Diego Millions (KPBS, August 23, 2012)
- Letting the Air Out of Regulations (Los Angeles Business Journal, August 20, 2012)
- Poll: Californians Still Support AB32. But Not If It Means Higher Energy Bills (Long Beach Business Journal, August 14, 2012)
- Jon & Ken - AB 32 Effects (KFI AM 640, July 24, 2012)
- How to Choke California's Economy (Orange County Register, July 18, 2012)
- Green Industry Advocates Laud AB 32, Despite Gloomy Studies; Reports Warn of Higher Energy Costs, But Supporters of New Law Sees Benefits (Long Beach Business Journal, July 17, 2012)
- The Price of Green Virtue (Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2012)
- Report on Cost of California's Greenhouse Gas Law Debated (Sacramento Bee, June 30, 2012)
- New Study on CA Global Warming Law Indicates Higher Costs (Independent Voter Network, July 4, 2012)
- California Can't Afford ARB's Global Warming Policies (Fox & Hounds, June 28, 2012)
Report commissioned by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association of 100 manufacturing CEOs and business leaders regarding the drivers of their siting and expansion decisions (June 2012).
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Report commissioned to assess the revenue and economic impact of a new transfer station on the City of Pomona (June 2012).
An Agriculture Industry Analysis of the Inland Empire
Report commissioned to assess the long-term prospects of the agriculture industry in California's Inland Empire (March 2012).
Report commissioned by the US Chamber of Commerce and several leading non-profit and commercial organizations concerned with economic growth in the US and in the health of real estate sector in particular (February 2012).
In the news:
- Coming to a Balance Sheet Near You: $2 Trillion in Leases (Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2015)
- FASB, Congressman Dispute Lease Standard's Economic Effect (Compliance Weekly, August 28, 2015)
- Dispute Erupts Over Alleged Impact of New Lease Rules (Bloomberg BNA, August 26, 2015)
- Private Company Council Sides with Lease Critics Harshest Critics (Thomson Reuters, July 22, 2015)
- IASB and FASB Fail to Converge on Lease Accounting (The Accountant, December 12, 2014)
- Hoogervorst: US Congressman's Letter on Lease Accounting a "Complete Nonsese" (The Accountant, November 28, 2014)
- Lawmakers Want SEC to Restrict FASB on Proposed Lease Standard (Thomson Reuters, November 11, 2014)
- A Sure Fire Way to Harm the Economy; A proposal to count leases as liabilities would cost 3.3 million jobs and add $2.2 trillion to company balance sheets (Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2014)
- Sherman Amendment Concerning FASB Lease Accounting Proposal (CSPAN, July 15, 2014)
- Companies Lobby to Keep Lease Financing 'Off-Balance Sheet' (Exaro News, January 9, 2013)
- IASB Head Cites 'Uphill Battle' on Lease Accounting (Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2012)
- Businesses Balk at Leasing Changes (Edmonton Journal, June 13, 2012)
- Accountants to Decide on $1 Trillion Leasing Reform (Reuters, June 12, 2012)
- FASB Under Political Heat from Congress Over Lease Accounting (Reuters, May 29, 2012)
- Congressman Urges FASB to Reconsider Lease Accounting Changes (Accounting Today, May 22, 2012)
- Public Sector Accounting: How to Treat Treasures (Financial Times, March 8, 2012)
- Chamber Study Compounds Lease Accounting Reform Troubles (Bloomberg BNA, February 24, 2012)
- Costs Linked to Proposed Lease Accounting Standards Could Harm Economy (Costar, February 22, 2012)
Fiscal and economic assessment commissioned by the City of Cypress to inform the decision making process regarding the development of 33.5 acres of the Los Alamitos Race Track as posted by Citizens for Responsible Development (February 2012).
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Report Commissioned by the Southwest Defense Alliance to determine the contribution of national defense to state and regional economies (January 2012).
Project commissioned by the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to help DOR consumers and their counselors select vocational rehabilitation services and providers. The directory provides specific information about Community Rehabilitation Programs and the rehabilitation services they provide (July 2011).
Report issued by the Think Long Committee for California to comprehensively repair California's system of governance aiming at improving the state's long term future (November 2011).
Market analysis commissioned by the California State Lottery to determine optimum lottery payout rates (April 2010).
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San Francisco Chronicle editorial regarding how California could restructure its taxes to generate more economic activity while losing no revenue (January 10, 2010).
Testimony before the Little Hoover Commission regarding how risk should be assessed in state information technology procurements (May 2008).