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: Budget Proposal Prioritizes Saving for a Rainy Day Amid Federal and Economic Uncertainties
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.
What’s at Stake in Current Federal Budget Proposals: Fact Sheets by Congressional District
This set of 53 Fact Sheets underscores what’s at stake for each of California’s congressional districts with proposed federal spending cuts to vital public services and systems.
California and Federal Dollars: A Two-Way Street
This post shows how federal funding plays a critical role in California, supporting a substantial share of state and county budgets, and also highlights our state’s significant contributions to the national economy.