This Fact Sheet examines how federal proposals to cut food assistance and shift benefit costs to states would impact older Californians and efforts to boost enrollment in CalFresh.
At the National Convening of the Young Elected Officials Network, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin delivered a presentation on principles of progressive budgeting, including strategies for responding to expected federal spending cuts.
For the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health board retreat, Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered a presentation on the Implications of Federal Budget and Policy Proposals for California, examining federal proposals that pose the biggest threats to children and children’s health and noting key issues and federal budget strategies to watch out for in the near future.
This report examines the expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable tax credit that helps low-earning workers get by. A part of the 2017-18 state budget agreement, the expansion will benefit California workers by extending the credit to previously ineligible self-employed workers and significantly increasing the income limits to qualify for the credit.
The California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education held an event to discuss early brain development. Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented: “2017-18 California Budget Update.”