California Policy Analysis

First Look:

The 2017-18 State Budget

Read our initial analysis of the 2017-18 budget enacted by the Governor and the Legislature.

Over 1.2 Million California Children Eligible for Subsidized Child Care Did Not Receive Services From State Programs in 2015

Federal Policy Changes Limiting Food Assistance Would Affect Congressional Districts Across California

New Fact Sheet

Medi-Cal Enrollment by County

A County-by-County Look at Medi-Cal Enrollment

New Fact Sheet Provides Updated Analysis of What's at Stake in Proposed Medicaid Cuts

County Budget Process

Understanding the County Budget Process

How does county budgeting work in California? Who are the key players? And what are their roles? A new Budget Center guide and infographic explain the year-round county budget cycle.

California Policy Analysis

Interactive Tool on State EITC

This online feature shows how working Californians can benefit from the state's Earned Income Tax Credit.