This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.
This updated guide describes the budget process and timeline and looks at the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players.
This report and interactive tool provides county-level figures on the cost of living in different parts of the state to highlight the types of financial challenges facing many Californians today.
This report looks at the US Census official poverty measure figures for California, showing that millions of Californians, including many children, lived in poverty in 2016 in spite of our state’s recent economic gains.
This report looks at the latest US Census poverty figures for California, showing that under the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), our state continues to have the highest poverty rate of any state.