Tomorrow, California’s excise tax on cigarettes will jump by $2 per pack. This substantial increase is required by Proposition 56, which voters approved last November. In addition, the state’s excise tax on other tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, will go up by an equivalent amount, and electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) that contain nicotine will be […]
Next week Governor Jerry Brown will release his proposed budget for 2017-18, the state fiscal year that begins this coming July 1. The California Budget & Policy Center will put out our “first look” analysis in the days following the budget’s release, and we’ll provide in-depth analysis and commentary throughout the budget deliberations and beyond. […]
This Budget Center fact sheet examines the impact that Proposition 30 of 2012 has had on state spending for K-12 education and how Prop. 55 would provide significant funding for schools by extending a key component of Prop. 30.
The Proposition 56 tobacco tax measure will appear on the November 8, 2016 statewide ballot. This post summarizes what Prop. 56 would do, reviews the key context surrounding the measure, and discusses the policy issues it raises. The California Budget & Policy Center neither supports nor opposes Prop. 56. What Would Proposition 56 Do? Cigarettes […]
Four years ago at this time, California was deep in the midst of a period of fiscal and political angst. The state was still reeling from the Great Recession and the resulting loss of tens of billions in state revenues, along with deep spending cuts across California’s education systems and social safety net. Also in […]