This updated guide describes the budget process and timeline and looks at the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players.
Earlier this month, the US Senate passed its version of a Republican tax bill that would give large tax breaks to wealthy households and major corporations and add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. This Senate action follows passage of a similar GOP tax bill by the House of Representatives in […]
This interactive map tool and set of Fact Sheets provide data for county spending on both incarceration and responding to crime for selected fiscal years from 1990-91 to 2015-16.
Five years ago this fall — in October 2012 — I joined the Budget Center as its executive director. I have been honored to serve in this role, and I am excited about the organization’s, and California’s, future. Over the past year in particular, I have been reminded of why our work at the Budget […]
Investments in higher education have long been understood to provide the best pathway to economic opportunity and upward mobility. College graduates achieve significantly higher incomes, improved life outcomes, and improved multigenerational economic and social outcomes for their families compared to individuals without college degrees. Public sector investments in higher education have proven to be particularly […]