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.
First Look: Restrained Budget Proposal Reflects Uncertainty About Federal Commitments and Economic Conditions
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2017-18, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2017.
Federal Funds Comprise Over One-Third of California’s State Budget, Supporting a Broad Range of Public Services and Systems
This Fact Sheet highlights the impact of federal funds on California’s budget and the state’s support of health and human services, among other areas of spending.
Counties Would Face Huge New Costs for IHSS Under the Governor’s Proposed 2017-18 Budget
This blog post examines how counties’ share of costs for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) would increase substantially with the Governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget.