This Issue Brief examines different data sources that are used to evaluate California’s level of K-12 spending, reviews the advantages and disadvantages of each, and explains why the amount that California is reported to spend per K-12 student, as well as its ranking relative to other states, varies depending on the source of this information and how it is interpreted.
This interactive tool shows how much families and individuals can expect to receive from the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the federal credit based on their tax filing status, the number of children they support, and their annual earnings from work.
This analysis shows that adult incarceration, which declined by more than one-fifth between 2007 and 2013, is expected to decline this year and next, but then see a modest increase through 2019.
On June 25, 2015, Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented “Strategies to Reduce Poverty in California” at Delta Kappa Gamma Chi-State’s 2015 Legislative Study Session.
A persistent challenge for California workers in the years immediately following the Great Recession was the lack of wage growth. Even as the labor market continued to rebound and unemployment fell, workers across the wage distribution continued to lose ground as the purchasing power of their wages eroded.