This updated research summary discusses how the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) builds on and enhances the proven success of the federal EITC. This report points to years of research showing how the federal EITC reduces poverty, encourages work, and produces various positive long-term outcomes for workers and their families.
This report shows how a lack of investment in CalWORKs along with rising rents in California has widened the gap between housing costs and cash assistance and provides policy recommendations that could help families better afford basic needs.
This California Budget Perspective “chartbook” examines the social, economic, and policy context for this year’s budget; discusses key elements of — and priorities reflected in — the Governor’s proposal; and highlights issues to watch in the coming months.
This guide describes the county budget process and timeline and looks at the key steps and players in creating county-level spending plans.
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.