California Policy Analysis

How California's Workforce Is Changing and Why State Policy Has to Change With It

This online "chartbook" highlights fundamental shifts in California's labor force in recent decades and discusses how smart policies can help address them.

California Policy Analysis

New Interactive Tool on State EITC

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

California Policy Analysis

Key Considerations When Comparing California K-12 School Spending to Other States

This new brief examines sources of information used to assess California's support for K-12 education.

California Policy Analysis

Storylines That Are Holding Back Broader Economic Opportunity in California

"Steady as you go." "Boom and bust."

Chris Hoene discusses why California must move past these ways of thinking about the state budget.

California Policy Analysis

First Look:

The 2015-16 State Budget

Read our analysis of the 2015-16 budget enacted by the Governor and the Legislature.

California Policy Analysis

Introducing the

California Budget & Policy Center

We're marking 20 years with a new name and a new look.