Executive Summary 2015-16 Budget Creates a State EITC While Investing in Education, Health Coverage, and Child Care and Preschool, but Leaves Some Key Supports Diminished On June 24, Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2015-16 state budget package. This budget calls for $115 billion in spending from the General Fund for the fiscal year beginning July […]
This analysis looks at average income among the top 1 percent of Californians and among those in the middle, illustrating the high level of income inequality in our state.
In an effort to promote a better understanding of economic hardship in California, this issue brief focuses on people with incomes lower than half of the federal poverty line, commonly referred to as deep poverty. This analysis discusses the disproportionate impact of deep poverty on women and children as well as its long-term effects, and identifies specific ways that state policies can help combat deep poverty and foster economic security and well-being.
This analysis looks at cash assistance provided through CalWORKs, California’s welfare-to-work program, and the challenge that housing costs present for CalWORKs families.
The Budget Center provide an initial analysis of Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision to his proposed 2015-16 state budget.