This Fact Sheet examines the Supplemental Poverty Measure data for California and how certain demographics (seniors, children, children of color) are disproportionately affected.
This Fact Sheet examines combined state and county spending on incarceration and responding to crime, highlighting that total expenditures remain high despite important criminal justice reforms in recent years.
This Budget Center fact sheet examines the impact that Proposition 30 of 2012 has had on state spending for K-12 education and how Prop. 55 would provide significant funding for schools by extending a key component of Prop. 30.
This Issue Brief examines Proposition 57’s provisions and its possible impact on the state’s prison population. This brief shows that, by both potentially shortening some prison terms and making it less likely that youth are sentenced through the adult criminal justice system, Prop. 57 would likely reduce incarceration in California.
This brief examines Proposition 51, which would approve $9 billion in general obligation (GO) bonds, with these funds going to support the construction and modernization of K-12 school facilities ($7 billion) and community college facilities ($2 billion). The California Budget & Policy Center neither supports nor opposes Prop. 51.