Can California Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System Without Going to the Ballot?
This post discusses the prospect creating a state-based single-payer health care system in California and whether this can be done without voter approval. This is the first in a series of blog posts the Budget Center will be publishing in the coming weeks and months on various key issues and questions related to single-payer health care.
Federal Cuts to Food Assistance Would Harm Older Californians, Many of Whom Already Struggle to Afford Enough Food
This Fact Sheet examines how federal proposals to cut food assistance and shift benefit costs to states would harm older Californians and efforts to boost enrollment in CalFresh.
What Might Federal “Back-Door” Vouchers Mean for California, and What Are State Policymakers’ Options?
This post examines what federal imposition of voucher-like programs for private schools could mean for California’s public schools and the state budget. This analysis also provides options for how state policymakers could mitigate the potential impact on schools if such programs were enacted.