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:

Paul Navarro
(916) 445-0255
paul.navarro@auditor.ca.gov

Testimony for report 2019-113 Qualified Students Face an Unfair Admissions Process at UC April 8, 2021 Testimony for report 2020-114 California Could Be More Strategic in Meeting Climate Change Goals March 16, 2021 Testimony for report 2019-120 The Board of Registered Nursing's Decision-Making Processes Are Flawed March 12, 2021 Testimony for report 
 2020-128/628.1 EDD Issued Billions of Dollars in Improper Benefit Payments February 8, 2021 Testimony for report 2020-628.2 EDD Unprepared to Assist Californians Unemployed by COVID-19 Shutdowns February 3, 2021 Testimony for report 2020-107 Risk of Lead Poisoning Persists as State's Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Sites Fall Short November 16, 2020 Testimony for report 2019-105 Efforts to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning Leave Out Millions in Medi-Cal March 10, 2020 Testimony for report 2019-101 Local Control of K-12 Education Funding Is Not Closing Achievement Gaps January 29, 2020 Testimony for report 2017-131 Law Enforcement's Efforts on Hate Crimes Fall Short January 28, 2020 Testimony for report 2016-108 The State Needs to Improve Its Oversight of Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities January 28, 2020 Testimony for report 2019-102 Department of Industrial Relations' Poor Administration May Delay Benefits to Injured Workers January 7, 2020 Testimony for report 2018-111 Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Are Not Receiving Preventive Health Services November 4, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-132 The State's Approach to Licensing Gambling Is Inefficient and Inconsistent August 14, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-611 Weaknesses in the State's Information Security August 13, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-127 The California State University Failed to Fully Disclose Its $1.5 Billion Surplus August 12, 2019 Testimony for report 2016-137 The Commission on Judicial Performance Has Created Opportunities for Misconduct to Persist June 12, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-111 Preventive Health Services Are Not Reaching Millions of Children in Medi-Cal April 30, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-501 California Has Not Determined the Benefits of Testing All Sexual Assault Evidence Kits April 3, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-108 California High-Speed Rail Authority's Poor Decisions Contributed to High Costs, Slow Progress March 26, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-112 The State's Management of Veterans Home Properties Has Not Served Veterans' Best Interests March 13, 2019 Testimony for report 2018-108 California High-Speed Rail Authority's Poor Decisions Contributed to High Costs, Slow Progress November 29, 2018 Testimony for report 2017-131 Law Enforcement's Efforts on Hate Crimes Fall Short August 7, 2018 Testimony for report 2017-117 The State Could Better Ensure the Effective Use of Mental Health Services Act Funding April 17, 2018 Testimony for report 2016-126 Social Services Needs Criminal History Information to Ensure Safety in Licensed Care Facilities March 20, 2018 Testimony for report 2017-103 The State Needs to Strengthen Its Efforts to Reduce Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud February 28, 2018 Testimony for report 2016-130 UC's Office of the President Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds May 2, 2017 Testimony for report 2016-046 Board of Registered Nursing Has Allowed Some Nurses to Practice Despite Potential Safety Risks March 6, 2017 Testimony for report 2016-039 FI$Cal Status Letter February 9, 2017 Testimony for report 2015-131 Psychotropic Medications Prescribed to Children in Foster Care Receive Inadequate Oversight September 26, 2016 Testimony for report 2015-112 The State Needs to Analyze Outcomes of Student Mental Health Services May 5, 2016 Testimony for report I2016-1 Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees April 28, 2016 Testimony for report 2015-107 UC's Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students April 28, 2016 Testimony for report 2015-120 Department of Transportation's Maintenance Spending Is Out of Line With Key Indicators of Need April 14, 2016 Testimony for report 2015-107 UC's Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students April 6, 2016 Testimony for report 2015-112 The State Needs to Analyze Outcomes of Student Mental Health Services February 3, 2016 Testimony for report 2014-125 California Department of State Hospitals Could Improve Its Assessment Protocol and Training April 23, 2015