For Housing California’s annual conference, Director of Research Scott Graves participated in a workshop on a proposed ballot initiative to reform California’s property tax system (Schools & Communities First).
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 […]
For the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ annual state policy conference, IMPACT 2017: Building Power, Advancing Equity, Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered a presentation for: “Taking a Page Out of a Better Book: How to Make the Case for Public Investment over Tax Cuts.”
The 2017-18 state budget package negotiated by Governor Brown and legislative leaders resolves a months-long disagreement over how to spend new Proposition 56 tobacco-tax revenues that go to Medi-Cal, which provides health coverage for more than 13 million Californians. Approved by voters last November, Prop. 56 raised the state’s excise tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack […]
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 […]