This Data Hit shows that California’s full implementation of the Affordable Care Act has contributed to significant health care coverage gains in the state.
This Data Hit highlights the inadequacy of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment grants, which leave many of its recipients in poverty.
Due largely to various reforms, the number of people incarcerated in state prisons and fire camps has declined and is now lower than in the mid-1990s. Yet, the state’s cost per incarcerated adult has doubled.
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.
This Data Hit looks at where the Governor plans to direct the state’s stronger-than-anticipated revenues. This analysis shows that the Governor is putting most of the state’s $7.3 billion in discretionary revenues toward increasing reserves, renovating and maintaining state buildings, and constructing county jails, with far less going toward key public investments that lay the foundation for shared economic growth.