This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.
With a new minimum wage increase having taken effect on January 1, this Data Hit discusses the role that prior minimum wage increases have played in boosting the earnings of low-wage workers in our state.
This Budget Center publication lists key questions related to the single-payer model, addressing the areas of implementation, potential costs and savings, financing and reserves, and economic impacts.
For the Budget Center’s annual budget preview, “The State Budget Process and Key Issues to Watch for in 2018,” Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the state budget process and highlighted opportunities for public engagement.
For the first meeting of the California Department of Social Services’ Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented “Child Poverty and Deep Poverty in California: Data and Trends.”