This year, California has an opportunity to boost investments in the foundation of a strong economy due to billions of dollars in discretionary revenues projected to be available in the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins on July 1. However, Governor Brown proposes to take most discretionary revenues off the table by depositing far more than required in state reserves and setting aside a large share of revenues for state buildings.
Today Director of Research Scott Graves will be presenting on the state budget process in a webinar to ACLU members across the state. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest and advocacy organization devoted to protecting basic civil liberties.
In early January, Governor Jerry Brown released his administration’s most recent estimate of state savings from Proposition 47, a 2014 ballot measure that lowered penalties for certain drug and property crimes and thereby reduced the number of adults incarcerated by the state. The Governor’s current savings estimate for 2015-16, $29.3 million, is dramatically lower than earlier estimates, which anticipated […]
On February 1, 2016, Executive Director Chris Hoene presented on the budget process and gave an overview of the Governor’s budget proposal at the AFSCME Local 2620 meeting. AFSCME Local 2620 is the Health & Social Service Professionals Employees of the State of California work in facilities and work-sites throughout the state.
California lawmakers last year established a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) modeled on the federal credit of the same name. This Data Hit from the Budget Center shows how the state and federal EITCs together benefit working families and also points out how the new state EITC is just one step toward fostering economic security in our state.