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.
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. They provide district-by-district figures across four areas — food and shelter, health care, income support, and education.
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.
Federal Cuts to Food Assistance Would Harm Older Californians, Many of Whom Already Struggle to Afford Enough Food
This Fact Sheet examines how federal proposals to cut food assistance and shift benefit costs to states would harm older Californians and efforts to boost enrollment in CalFresh.