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.
This Budget Center analysis examines tax expenditures in California, the tax breaks the state provides to businesses and households. This report discusses major types of tax expenditures, their impact on the state budget, and how their oversight and targeting could be improved.
Executive Summary On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Budget Bill and several related bills for 2016-17, the fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2016. This budget plans for $122.5 billion in General Fund spending, including increases in funding for K-14 education, the state’s mandatory reserve, and paying down budgetary debts ─ all of […]
This report takes a close look at the dimensions of income inequality in Silicon Valley and highlights the need for state and local policies that help foster a more inclusive regional economy.
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.