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Making Ends Meet 2017

Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost to Support a Family in California?

This New Interactive Tool Lets You See Basic Family Budgets for Every County in Our State

County Criminal Justice Spending

How Much Do California’s Counties Spend on Incarceration and Responding to Crime?

Our New Interactive Tool and Fact Sheets Show County-by-County Criminal Justice Spending

Congressional District Fact Sheets

What Could Proposed Federal Spending Cuts Mean for Your Part of California?

Our Fact Sheets Provide Information for Every One of the State's 53 Congressional Districts

California Policy Analysis

The Expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) Explained

This Budget Center Report Examines the Recent Expansion of the CalEITC and How This Important Advance Benefits Working Californians With Low Earnings