Budget choices should reflect our collective values, priorities, and ideals, and this depends on budget deliberations that are fact-based. The Budget Center works to make budget issues — and the budget process itself — more accessible and easier to understand, so as to broaden participation in the debate and foster policies that work for all Californians, especially low- and middle-income individuals and families.
Governor and Legislative Leaders Agree to Split the Difference on Proposition 56 Tobacco-Tax Revenues for Medi-Cal
This post breaks down the compromise between the Governor and legislative leaders on how to spend Prop. 56 revenues for Medi-Cal. The deal allocates a portion to boost payments to certain Medi-Cal health care providers with the remainder going to cover routine year-to-year spending growth in the program.
How President Trump’s Proposed Budget Is Bad for Californians and for the Economy
This post offers some initial impressions on the President’s proposed budget and highlights some of the most important risks it could pose to California, other states, and our nation as a whole.
Understanding California’s New Transportation Package
This post examines the state’s recently enacted $54 billion transportation package, summarizing how the package works and how the dollars are to be allocated.