Since 2007-08, Spending Per State Prisoner Has Increased More Than Twice as Fast as Spending Per K-12 Student
State Spending Per Student at CSU and UC Remains Well Below Pre-Recession Levels, Despite Recent Increases
This Data Hit shows that spending per state prisoner has outpaced spending per K-12 student in California and that ongoing overcrowding in prisons has resulted in higher costs per prisoner.
Proposed State Legislation Aims to End Medi-Cal’s Senior Penalty
This analysis examines the “senior penalty” in Medi-Cal, which requires thousands of low-income Californians age 65 and older to pay huge deductibles in order to access critical health care services. This post discusses the problems that this penalty creates and how Assembly Bill 2430 seeks to address them.