California State Auditor Legislative Testimony
We advise lawmakers. Because we perform much of our work at the direction of the Legislature and make legislative recommendations, we frequently testify about the issues we've identified and how to solve them. Our testimony ensures that California’s legislators are well informed about feasible solutions to the challenges facing their constituents.
Contact: (916) 445-0255
EDD Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns September 28, 2022 The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Failed to Adequately Prevent and Respond to the Deaths of Individuals in Its Custody March 2, 2022 The Department of Technology’s Inadequate Oversight Limits the State’s Ability to Ensure Information Security February 23, 2022 Ongoing Care for Californians With Serious Mental Illnesses Is Inadequate December 15, 2021 EDD Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns October 25, 2021 State Auditor’s EDD Oversight Hearing Handout October 25, 2021 Absent Effective Oversight, Nursing Facilities Provide Substandard Care October 5, 2021 UC Is Not Adequately Overseeing Its Return of Native American Remains and Artifacts August 25, 2021 Qualified Students Face an Unfair Admissions Process at UC June 23, 2021 EDD Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns April 13, 2021 Qualified Students Face an Unfair Admissions Process at UC April 8, 2021 California Could Be More Strategic in Meeting Climate Change Goals March 16, 2021 The Board of Registered Nursing's Decision-Making Processes Are Flawed March 12, 2021 EDD Issued Billions of Dollars in Improper Benefit Payments February 8, 2021 EDD Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns February 3, 2021 Risk of Lead Poisoning Persists as State's Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Sites Fall Short November 16, 2020 Efforts to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning Leave Out Millions in Medi-Cal March 10, 2020 Local Control of K-12 Education Funding Is Not Closing Achievement Gaps January 29, 2020 Law Enforcement's Efforts on Hate Crimes Fall Short January 28, 2020 The State Needs to Improve Its Oversight of Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities January 28, 2020 Department of Industrial Relations' Poor Administration May Delay Benefits to Injured Workers January 7, 2020 Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Are Not Receiving Preventive Health Services November 4, 2019 The State's Approach to Licensing Gambling Is Inefficient and Inconsistent August 14, 2019 Weaknesses in the State's Information Security August 13, 2019 The California State University Failed to Fully Disclose Its $1.5 Billion Surplus August 12, 2019 The Commission on Judicial Performance Has Created Opportunities for Misconduct to Persist June 12, 2019 Preventive Health Services Are Not Reaching Millions of Children in Medi-Cal April 30, 2019 California Has Not Determined the Benefits of Testing All Sexual Assault Evidence Kits April 3, 2019 California High-Speed Rail Authority's Poor Decisions Contributed to High Costs, Slow Progress March 26, 2019 The State's Management of Veterans Home Properties Has Not Served Veterans' Best Interests March 13, 2019 California High-Speed Rail Authority's Poor Decisions Contributed to High Costs, Slow Progress November 29, 2018 Law Enforcement's Efforts on Hate Crimes Fall Short August 7, 2018 The State Could Better Ensure the Effective Use of Mental Health Services Act Funding April 17, 2018 Social Services Needs Criminal History Information to Ensure Safety in Licensed Care Facilities March 20, 2018 The State Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Reduce Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud February 28, 2018 UC's Office of the President Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds May 2, 2017 Board of Registered Nursing Has Allowed Some Nurses to Practice Despite Potential Safety Risks March 6, 2017 FI$Cal Status Letter February 9, 2017 Psychotropic Medications Prescribed to Children in Foster Care Receive Inadequate Oversight September 26, 2016 The State Needs to Analyze Outcomes of Student Mental Health Services May 5, 2016 Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees April 28, 2016 UC's Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students April 28, 2016 Department of Transportation's Maintenance Spending Is Out of Line With Key Indicators of Need April 14, 2016 UC's Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students April 6, 2016 The State Needs to Analyze Outcomes of Student Mental Health Services February 3, 2016 California Department of State Hospitals Could Improve Its Assessment Protocol and Training April 23, 2015