Last week, all eyes were on the effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could have dramatically impacted federal funding for health insurance for low-income Americans. That effort failed (at least for now), but other cuts are likely on the horizon. A week earlier, President Trump released his preliminary proposal for […]
Among the several executive orders issued by the Trump Administration in its first few weeks was an order to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Local leaders from a number of California cities have been vocal in declaring their commitment to upholding sanctuary policies. So what could […]
State Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs), like California’s CalEITC, are important tools for boosting economic security for working families. By piggybacking on the federal EITC, these state credits help families with low and moderate incomes to keep more of their earnings so they can better afford the basics. A new working paper by University of […]
Republican proposals to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reduce federal funding for Medicaid are swirling around our nation’s capital like tumbleweeds across the wind-swept plains of Nebraska. One plan that was recently released by House Republicans targets a key component of federal health care reform: the Medicaid expansion. As allowed by the ACA, […]
This California Budget Perspective “chartbook” examines the economic and policy context for this year’s budget, highlights what the major shifts at the federal level mean for this year’s state budget debate, and discusses key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.