On May 13, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2016 2016-17 state budget. Lower-than-expected revenues result in estimated General Fund spending of $122.2 billion, more than $400 million below the Administration’s January proposal. The May Revision stresses fiscal caution and – like the Governor’s January proposal – is framed by the pending expiration of the Proposition 30 income tax increases approved by voters in 2012 as well as by efforts to build the state’s rainy day fund.
Budget Center’s Alissa Anderson presented on family poverty at the Yolo Leaders Forum on April 27, 2016. Yolo Leaders is a group of school board members, city council members, county supervisors, and other elected officials in Yolo County that meet several times each year to learn about and discuss a specific policy topic.
This Budget Center fact sheet discusses the importance of increasing the income eligibility limit for subsidized early care and education (ECE) services in California. The outdated income limit narrows access to essential child care and development services in our state.
On April 22, Budget Center’s Chris Hoene presented “California $15 Minimum Wage: What We Know and Don’t Know” in a webinar hosted by the Small Business Majority.
On April 18, Budget Center’s Chris Hoene presented “Dollars and Democracy: An Introduction to the State Budget Processes” to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).