The California Women Infants and Children (WIC) Association recognized the important work of WIC and explored new and best practices at their 2017 annual conference and trade show, “Engaging Families for Thriving Communities.” Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered the plenary, “What Lies Ahead for California’s Low-Income Families?”
The Family Economic Security Partnership and First Five Contra Costa held a meeting to discuss strategies for addressing the current political climate and what can be done to help families cope. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves delivered the presentation, “The State of the State: 2017 Legislative and Budget Priorities “, where he discussed what the state budget means for children and families and economic security and how federal policies will impact California.
Southern California Grantmakers’ annual public policy conference fosters candid peer conversations about philanthropy’s role in society today, as well as how strategies such as advocacy and civic engagement can protect and strengthen our communities. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined the afternoon panel, “The Implications of Federal Budget and Policy Proposals for Southern California” and hosted the breakout session: “California Budget Perspective: What’s at Stake in State and Federal Budget Proposals.” Budget Center Director of Strategic Communications Steven Bliss moderated the breakout session, “Informing Public Policy in a ‘Post-Facts’ World.”
“The California Series: The State of the State” addressed the current conditions and near-term outlook of California’s housing market. The conversation focused on how local and state policy and funding can maintain the health of the housing market by influencing supply while curtailing costs. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined this roundtable discussion.
The Annual Developmental Disabilities Policy Conference for California, hosted by The Arc of California and the United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration, focused on all things impacting the developmental disabilities community. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the Governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget, highlighting key issues raised and what can be expected in the near future.
The Child Care Resource Center gathered with parents, early childhood experts and advocates, business and political leaders, and community members to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing children and families. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented on the implications of federal policy changes for California children and families.
Legislative Lobby Days was a two-day event that educated students and professionals about important legislation affecting the social work profession. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the Governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget, highlighting key issues raised and what can be expected in the near future.
The Budget Center’s annual conference was Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Policy Insights is a chance to join hundreds of policymakers, business and community leaders, and others in discussing how our state can broaden economic opportunity and help low-income families to advance.
The California Disability Services Association hosted a Legislative Affairs Conference, where attendees were prepared to meet with the new legislators, bringing their issue and funding concerns. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the Governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget, highlighting key issues raised and what can be expected in the near future.
As part of the California Budget & Policy Center’s Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, we presented “California Budget Perspective: Current State and Federal Budget Proposals and What They Could Mean for the Los Angeles Region.”
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) joined the State Franchise Tax Board, CalEITC4Me, and United Ways of California in hosting a stakeholder event to promote awareness of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). Budget Center’s Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented on the importance of the CalEITC and the federal EITC.
The California Budget & Policy Center co-hosted with the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside an event to examine the key elements of Governor Brown’s proposed 2017-18 state budget, major changes expected at the federal level, and the key issues that will shape upcoming budget debates at the national, state, and local levels.
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network held a R&R Day in the Capitol which featured discussions around the state budget, legislation, and messaging. The day ended with a march to the Capitol and legislative visits. Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented on “Budget Perspectives.”
The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers’ mission is to promotes excellence in financial management through innovation, continuing education and the professional development of our members. For their 2017 annual conference, “Venture to the Capital,” Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene contributed to a panel discussion on the state budget and its implications for local governments.
The Opportunity Summit gathered system leaders from the 9-county Bay Area region to learn about the latest bright spots and emerging practices in Rise Together’s movement toward ending poverty and creating equity and a shared prosperity for all. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene contributed to the session: “The Post Election Policy Landscape.”
Bugdet Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented to the Solano County Children’s Alliance on the state budget and its implications for children’s programs.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined the First 5 Association of California for their quarterly meeting to serve on the policy discussion panel: “Early Childhood Agendas and the Budget Perspective.”
The Southern California Leadership Network in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce hosted California Connections, a first-of-its-kind statewide, issues-based, experiential learning leadership fellowship. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented on the state budget.
A child care and child welfare advocates convening took place to discuss the details of current state funding and policy proposals related to child care. Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented an overview of the Governor’s proposed budget and the federal uncertainty that affects the state budget this year within the context of poverty and economic hardship.
CCDAA held their Advocacy Day at the Capitol which featured an orientation training about the legislative process and how to conduct visits with your representatives. Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher served as a guest speaker for this event.
This webinar discussed major components of the Governor’s budget proposal and their implications for the upcoming budget debate.
The CAPPA Foundation hosted an event to discuss the Governor’s 2017-18 Proposed State Budget and what to expect from Governor Brown for the next two years. Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristen Schumacher served on the panel discussion, “Overview of the Governor’s Proposed 2017/18 Budget: What has the Governor proposed and where are our opportunities.”
The California Budget & Policy Center was pleased to launch our new Policy Perspectives Speakers Series with “The State Budget Process and Key Issues to Watch for in 2017.”
United Ways of California organized this statewide symposium on economic disparities and the systems change we must achieve to ensure the best economic future for Californians. Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented on ways to strengthen the Cal EITC tax credit for working families.
The Center for Nonprofit Management hosted an event to reflect upon and project financial changes in 2017 that will impact the business of nonprofit organizations. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered the presentation: “What’s Ahead in 2017-18: Major Funding & Policy Shifts.”
The California Immigrant Policy Center’s annual conference featured a variety of breakout sessions celebrating the strength, power, and resilience of the immigrant rights movement in California. Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves served on the lunch plenary panel, “What’s at Stake After the Elections.”
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves joined the Health & Humans Services Network and Californians for SSI for a legislative briefing on poverty, state issues, and the emerging federal policy landscape. Scott presented on the state of poverty in California.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves joined The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund for a health fund partner convening where he presented the breakout session: “Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the County Budget Process.”
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the California Budget & Policy Center hosted an expert convening about California’s Secure Choice, the new retirement savings program that was passed by the California Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office hosted their “Debt Symposium,” which was designed to educate public agencies and their financial staff members on the aspects of debt financing, new debt instruments, federal compliance, and updates in the field of public finance. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene served on the panel discussing “The November Ballot, Future Ballots, and the California Budget.”
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined The Asset Funders Network for a conversation around fostering economic equity in the Bay Area and to deliver his presentation, “A Snapshot of Poverty in California.”
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene served as a panelist for the discussion “The Need for Tax Reform” at the State Controller’s Annual Conference with County Auditors in Monterey.
The Milken Institute’s 2016 California Summit assembled leaders in business, government, academia and philanthropy for wide-ranging discussions about the state’s future. Budget Center Executive Director, Chris Hoene participated in an invitation only session on tax reform.
The National Council of Jewish Women, Congregation B’nai Israel, Reform California, and the Jewish Community Relations Council held an educational community forum on the ballot initiatives. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented on, “What Would Proposition 55 Mean for California?”
The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network and the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA) hosted their 4th joint conference, the Joint CAPPA Network Conference. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented on the topic, “The California Budget: What to Expect in 2017-18.”
The Budget Center’s Chris Hoene presented on “Dollars, Democracy, and the November 2016 Ballot” for a California government class at the University of California, Davis.
The Budget Center’s Kristin Schumacher presented at a training session for the Child Care Team of the Women’s Policy Institute, a program of the Women’s Foundation of California. Her presentation discussed child care and development programs in California and the importance of boosting access to high-quality child care and preschool.
On September 22, 2016, the Budget Center hosted a Twitter chat to explore the 2015 Census figures for California on poverty, income, health coverage, and other key social economic indicators and to discuss how state policies can help broaden prosperity.
The Budget Center’s Chris Hoene served as a presenter for this webinar and discussed the California state propositions most relevant to nonprofits and the nonprofit pros and cons on key propositions.
Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson discussed California’s tax system and how it might better meet the needs of our state and support the kinds of public investment that strengthen communities. The Family Economic Security Partnership is a public, private and nonprofit collaboration dedicated to increasing the income and building the assets of low-income families and individuals living in Contra Costa County.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented our California Women’s Well-Being Index for a webinar hosted by Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers.
The Budget Center’s Jonathan Kaplan discussed the state budget process, and how education stakeholders can engage with it, at this event organized by The Education-Trust West.
At Advancement Project’s quarterly convening to discuss early learning, Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan discussed Governor’s Brown’s revised 2016-17 budget proposal and the key issues in this year’s budget debate.
The Budget Center’s Scott Graves gave a State Budget overview at the California Child Development Coalition Retreat.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented high-level analysis of the Governor’s 2016-17 revised budget—including its social and economic context—and outlined the policy choices and outcomes that have occurred during the year’s budget deliberations.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene presented “Dollars & Democracy: An Introduction to the State Budget Process” to Hispanas Organized for Political Equity’s (HOPE) Leadership Institute.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves presented “An Introduction to the State Budget Process” to the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) – State class.
The Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented the California Women’s Well-Being Index for the National Council of Jewish Women – California (NCJW-CA).
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene spoke at the League of Women Voters’ luncheon on economic security. Speakers also covered perspectives on minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
Budget Center’s Alissa Anderson presented on family poverty at the Yolo Leaders Forum.
The Budget Center’s Scott Graves provided an overview of Proposition 47 at an informational hearing held by the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. This hearing evaluated the status of Prop. 47 implementation and assessed ongoing challenges and opportunities.
Hosted by the California Association of Nonprofits and California Philanthropy (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers) Budget Center’s Chris Hoene presented in an interactive webinar about the Governor’s state budget’s implications for both grantmakers and nonprofits.
Jonathan Kaplan led the conference workshop, “Dollars and Democracy: An Introduction to the State Budget Process”, that discussed how to navigate the state budget process.
Policy Insights is the premier conference for advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other leaders working to improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.
Plenary sessions and workshops explored timely issues and debates regarding tax and budget policy, poverty, health, education, child development and much more.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves kicked off the morning policy discussions with the current state of the 2016-2017 state budget. The Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference for California focuses on all things impacting the developmental disabilities community.
Budget Center’s Chris Hoene presented on how the proposed budget will impact education in the Los Angeles area to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Workforce Development Council.
Director of Research Scott Graves served on a panel for this Proposition 47 Legislative Briefing. This briefing educated, informed, and updated legislators and their staff about Prop 47. This event was hosted by Californians for Safety and Justice, a nonprofit working with Californians from all walks of life to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars.
As part of a broader effort to promote the new California EITC, and in turn boost uptake of the state and federal EITCs, state officials designated January 22, 2016 as California EITC Awareness Day. This day focused on lifting up the Earned Income Tax Credit and was a great chance for those interested in fostering economic security to get involved.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher served on an expert panel giving an overview of Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget and discussing possible opportunities and/or challenges. This event was organized by CAPPA Foundation — which supports organizations working with children and families through education, research, training and development.
This annual budget briefing was broken up into two parts. Part I was especially geared to those interested in learning about ─ or refreshing their knowledge of ─ the basics of the budget process. Part II was a state budget preview ─ what to expect in 2016 ─ with guests Ben Adler (Capital Public Radio), Nicole Vazquez (Assembly Budget Committee) and Chris Hoene (California Budget & Policy Center).
Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson spoke at the Bay Area State EITC Stakeholders Summit to discuss California’s new Earned Income Tax Credit and innovative ways to raise awareness and increase uptake.
Chris Hoene was a speaker on the “Public Employee Retirement Benefits Reform: needs and Prospects” session. The discussion surveyed the technical and political landscape, the financial implications of growing benefit costs, the effect of recently enacted reforms and legal changes, various reform measures that have been proposed, and prospects.
This conference focused on helping families and individuals build assets and plan for the future through two programs. A variety of expert panelists, which included Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene, discussed Secure Choice and the California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and what is needed for their successful implementation.
This webinar featured Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan discussing a Budget Center analysis — “California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure” — that examines how California’s K-12 education spending compares to that in other states.
This book event featured “Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class”, by David Madland, Managing Director for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Madland was joined by Budget Center Policy Analyst Luke Reidenbach. Moderator for the discussion was Foon Rhee, Associate Editor of The Sacramento Bee.
Budget Center’s Director of Research Scott Graves spoke about California’s budget process at the Hunger Advocacy Network 2015 Advocacy Training event held in San Diego.
BANANAS is a child care resource and referral agency that offers many services to support parents and caregivers. Policy Analyst Kristen Schumacher presented “Five Facts Everyone Should Know About California’s Child Care and Development System” at the BANANAS’ board of directors meeting.
The Budget Center hosted an online panel discussion on what the latest Census data say about poverty in California and what can be done to address economic insecurity in our state. The Perspectives on Poverty discussion was based on the impact of economic hardship in California, from both the state and local perspective, and how policy change and other approaches could substantially reduce poverty and help more individuals and families advance.
The Reclaim CA Higher Education held a strategic planning conference to further their mission to get back to affordable, accessible and quality public higher education in this state. Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene joined the panel discussions.
The Budget Center hosted a Twitter chat to explore the 2014 Census figures and discuss how state policies can help broaden prosperity.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Luke Reidenbach discussed the United Ways report, Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, with the authors and other experts.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an update on the 2015-16 State Budget agreement, focusing on health and human services, at the Covering Kids & Families Coalition Meeting. Covering Kids & Families California is part of Community Health Councils, Inc. that works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults eligible for public healthcare coverage but are not enrolled.
Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented “Strategies to Reduce Poverty in California” at Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Chi-State’s 2015 Legislative Study Session. DKG Chi-State is the California chapter of the DKG Society International, a worldwide educational honor society for women educators.
As part of the Bay Area Asset Funders Network’s forum, Budget Center’s Executive Director Chris Hoene spoke on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at the State and Federal Level.
This Budget Center webinar brought together an expert panel that discussed health programs for California’s children and families and explored the opportunities and challenges our state faces in promoting youth health and wellness.
At CCEDA’s 26th Annual Conference, the Budget Center’s Chris Hoene spoke on California’s economic condition, as well as budget and policy proposals that address issues of economic security, poverty, and community development.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the Governor’s May Revision for the Children’s Advocates Roundtable’s Quarterly Meeting.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher was part of an expert panel that discussed Governor’s Brown’s revision of his 2015-16 budget proposal. This teleconference was hosted by the California Alternative Payment Program Association (CAPPA).
For a teleconference of advocates for aging and disability services, Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided a briefing on how health and human services issues are faring in this year’s budget deliberations and how stakeholders can be involved in the budget process between the Governor’s May Revision and the final budget package.
The Budget Center’s Scott Graves provided an overview of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) grants and discusses recent state cuts to the program.
As part of Housing California’s 2015 annual conference (April 27-29) in Sacramento, the Budget Center’s Chris Hoene spoke on corporate property tax reform in California and what it could mean for the state budget and local budgets.
As part of the first day of a two-day Legislative Lobby Days event, the Budget Center’s Director of Research Scott Graves discussed Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 budget, with a focus on health and human services.
At the 2015 annual conference of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), Budget Center Policy Analyst Selena Teji spoke on a panel entitled, “Now What? Reducing Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Individuals With Criminal Records.”
As part of the United Ways of California’s annual Capitol Day event, the Budget Center’s Chris Hoene delivered the luncheon keynote on current policy proposals for improving families’ financial stability, including a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Get additional details on the official event page.
The Budget Center’s Steven Bliss provided an overview and update on Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 state budget for this meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Budget Workgroup.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene was a featured speaker for this webinar presented by the California Association of Nonprofits and California Philanthropy (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers). The webinar examined Governor Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal and discuss opportunities for nonprofits, philanthropy, and other stakeholders to engage in the budget debate.
The Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University hosted the Spring 2015 Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice Date on March 11, 2015. The lecture featured a conversation with Hadar Aviram on her published book “Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment” (UC Press, Berkeley 2015). Among the Speakers included Budget Center Policy Analyst Selena Teji.
Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene provided testimony on key CalWORKs provisions in the Governor’s 2015-16 budget proposal.
Budget Center Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the Governor’s proposed 2015-16 budget with a focus on proposals concerning health and human services.
The Budget Center held their annual conference, Policy Insights 2015, on March 4 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Policy Insights is the premier event for advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other leaders working to improve the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.
As part of this briefing in the State Capitol, Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher discussed the state’s child care and preschool programs and recent funding and policy trends.
For this forum on the key issues and policy questions related to families in Solano County, Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher provided an overview of proposed changes to children’s programs and services contained in the Governor’s proposed 2015-16 budget.
The California Budget Project’s “Looking Ahead: Everything You Wanted to Know About the State Budget and What to Expect in 2015” included two sessions designed to help you get ready for the 2015 budget deliberations.