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.
Executive Summary 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 1 and makes several significant advances. It creates California’s first-ever state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) as an “add on” to the successful […]
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.