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.
California Budget Perspective 2017-18
This chartbook publication examines the economic and policy context for this year’s budget, highlights what major shifts at the federal level could mean for the state budget debate, and discusses key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.
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.