A workshop at Policy Insights 2016, experts will discuss the underlying causes of California’s expensive housing, how limited access to affordable housing affects different segments of the population, and what policy solutions may exist to improve the situation.
There are over 2 million undocumented immigrants living in California and making significant contributions to our state. Yet, most of these residents cannot enroll in state-level public health care coverage due to federal laws. As a result, many California counties have taken steps to expand health care options for undocumented residents through local policies. A workshop at […]
In recent years a series of policy changes — including Proposition 47 — have been adopted with the goals of reducing state incarceration, investing in communities, and providing community-based alternatives to imprisonment. Last week, Governor Brown proposed a ballot initiative that aims to continue this progress and tackle ongoing prison overcrowding. Continued reform of sentencing laws is critical to reducing […]
A proposed ballot initiative backed by Governor Brown — and unveiled yesterday — advances a new approach for reducing overcrowding in California’s state prisons. This measure would give state officials additional tools to speed up the release of certain adults from prison, particularly individuals convicted of nonviolent offenses. As a result, it would — to […]
A workshop at Policy Insights 2016, the Budget Center’s annual conference, will look at a number of promising investments that research shows can expand opportunities for children and families and strengthen our state’s future.