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Yesterday marked the beginning of CalEITC Awareness Week, during which community organizations, state and local government agencies, policymakers, and other stakeholders will promote the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) in an effort to maximize the number of people benefiting from this important cash-back credit. The CalEITC is a refundable state tax credit, modeled after […]
The past few weeks have seen intensifying negotiations in Congress and with the Trump Administration over the fate of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children and who received temporary legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In September, the Trump Administration rescinded DACA, setting […]
Our vision is of a California where everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in the state’s economic, social, and political life. This will require our state to make smart policy choices and the right kinds of public investments. In working to accomplish this, our team is backed by a diverse and accomplished board of […]
The official poverty measure published annually by the US Census Bureau does a poor job of capturing the true extent of economic hardship in California. This is because it doesn’t account for the high cost of housing in many parts of the state, and it doesn’t factor in many of the non-cash public supports (such […]