The return of spring to California brings baseball, fields of golden poppies, and public hearings convened by local officials up and down the state to review and approve county budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. America’s pastime and the state wildflower are instantly recognizable. But it’s a good bet that […]
This Fact Sheet explains how county-level budgets work and provides statewide spending and revenue figures for California’s counties.
Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson provided invited testimony for Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration as part of a panel that discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). This handout includes the charts she presented as well as our updated research summary on how the CalEITC builds on the success of the federal EITC.
This updated research summary discusses how the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) builds on and enhances the proven success of the federal EITC. This report points to years of research showing how the federal EITC reduces poverty, encourages work, and produces various positive long-term outcomes for workers and their families.
The proposed state budget that Governor Brown released in January calls for a significant increase in support ($2.9 billion) to fully implement California’s main system for funding K-12 education, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), in 2018-19. Reaching this milestone would be a notable accomplishment, especially as it would come two years earlier than initially […]