This report presents results from a Budget Center county-level survey that found that many respondents who likely qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) have not heard of the credit and are also unaware of free tax assistance for people with low incomes. This report highlights the importance of outreach strategies to maximize the success of the CalEITC and recommends policy options.
This California Budget Perspective “chartbook” examines the economic and policy context for this year’s budget, highlights what the major shifts at the federal level mean for this year’s state budget debate, and discusses key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.
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.