This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2017-18, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2017.
This updated guide describes the budget process and timeline and looks at the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players.
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.
This report examines Proposition 55 on the November 2016 statewide ballot. This analysis looks at what Prop. 55 would do, examines its impact on the state budget and on funding for education and other public services, and discusses the policy issues raised by the measure. The California Budget & Policy Center neither supports nor opposes Prop. 55.