This report examines Proposition 55 on the November 2016 statewide ballot. This analysis looks at what Prop. 55 would do, examines its impact on the state budget and on funding for education and other public services, and discusses the policy issues raised by the measure. The California Budget & Policy Center neither supports nor opposes Prop. 55.
State Policymakers Must Do More to Ensure the State’s Economy Works for Everyone New Census figures released today show that millions of people in California continue to struggle to get by on extremely low incomes in spite of our state’s recent economic gains. Nearly 6 million Californians, including almost 2 million children, lived in poverty […]
State Leaders Must Do More to Promote Economic Security and Opportunity Nearly 8 million Californians — 1 in 5 state residents (20.6 percent) — cannot adequately support themselves and their families. This is according to new Census figures released this morning based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), a more accurate indicator of economic hardship than […]
This brief looks at the impact of the Proposition 30 tax increases, which were approved by voters in 2012. Prop. 30 has significantly boosted state revenues, enabling California to reinvest in schools and community colleges and other systems while also increasing its capacity to build its budget reserve and pay down debt.
This Budget Center analysis looks at the number of K-12 students per teacher in California and shows that the student-to-teacher ratio has dropped since voter approval of Proposition 30 in November 2012.