Final GOP Tax Plan Is a Big Gift to the Wealthy, but Would Harm Most Households and Our Economy
This analysis highlights key provisions of the final GOP tax bill and discusses its implications for California and the nation — in particular, why it is bad for middle- and low-income families and how it would threaten economic growth.
Modest Gains for California's Low and Midwage Workers
With a new minimum wage increase having taken effect on January 1, this Data Hit discusses the role that prior minimum wage increases have played in boosting the earnings of low-wage workers in our state.
California Already Has a Basic Income Policy – It’s Called the EITC and It Should Be Expanded
This post examines the concept of a universal basic income (UBI) and how California might best advance a basic income policy, pointing out how building on the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) may provide a way forward on basic income.