Here’s another piece of good news about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA): The ARRA reduced the number of low-income US households who reported hunger or the threat of hunger in 2009, even as the nation’s unemployment rate surged during the most severe economic downturn in the post-World War II era. This […]
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As promised, we’re combing the Senate and Assembly daily files for hearings that may be of interest to our blog audience. Here are a few within the next week at the State Capitol in Sacramento worth following: On Wednesday, March 17, a joint hearing of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, the Assembly Committee […]
Yesterday, we released a new report on the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in California. The report shows that while the ARRA has buffered the impact of the recession on California since it was enacted in February 2009, most of the ARRA’s funding – including assistance to help states […]
One year ago today, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) into law. The ARRA provided a lifeline to families in California who were struggling through what turned out to be the longest and deepest recession in the post-World War II era. While the effects of the economic downturn continue […]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) has kept 844,000 Californians out of poverty during 2009, according to a new report from our colleagues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The analysis looks at the impact of seven ARRA provisions, including increased unemployment insurance and food stamp benefits and the […]
This Fact Sheet explains how county-level budgets work and provides statewide spending and revenue figures for California’s counties.
This report shows how a lack of investment in CalWORKs along with rising rents in California has widened the gap between housing costs and cash assistance and provides policy recommendations that could help families better afford basic needs.
This week, the US House of Representatives is expected to vote on federal tax legislation proposed by House Republican leaders, with the support of President Trump, that calls for significant cuts to the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Meanwhile, the Senate is deliberating on its own version of a tax bill, this […]
This post is the first in a California Budget & Policy Center series that will discuss the tax cuts proposed by President Trump and Republican congressional leaders and explore the implications for Californians and the nation. Now that Republican leaders in Washington, DC, have moved on from their latest failed effort to repeal the Affordable […]
This report looks at the latest US Census poverty figures for California, showing that under the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), our state continues to have the highest poverty rate of any state.