California Policy Analysis

Interactive Tool on State EITC

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

California Policy Analysis

The Governor's Budget Proposal

Read our initial analysis of Governor Brown's proposed 2016-17 state budget.

California Policy Analysis

Sentencing in California: Moving Toward a Smarter, More Cost-Effective Approach

California Policy Analysis

California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure

A new Budget Center analysis looks at how California's school spending compares to that in other states.

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

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.