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 2015-16
This “chartbook” presentation provides an in-depth analysis of Governor Brown’s proposed 2015-16 budget and discusses the social and economic context for it.
First Look: Budget Proposal Prioritizes Austerity, Lacks Plan for Helping Ensure Broadly Shared Economic Recovery
The Governor’s proposed 2015-16 spending plan is heavily focused on implementing policy changes approved in prior years, but fails to lay out a plan to tackle California’s biggest challenges.