As Californians are often reminded, the state is the fifth largest economy in the world and is currently enjoying a recovery from the Great Recession. However, with one of the highest child poverty rates in the country, California’s good fortune is not widely enjoyed. Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for the high cost […]
More than 1 in 5 children in California live in poverty, when accounting for the high cost of living in many parts of the state. This high child poverty rate deserves attention from state policymakers. In fact, a state task force — the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, established last year […]
For the California Child Development Administrators Association’s “Analysis of the Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal May Revise,” Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher discussed what the May Revision means for California’s child care and development system.
For the California Alternative Payment Program Association’s briefing on the Governor’s May Revision, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher discussed major components of the revised state budget and how it invests in kids and families.
For the Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Public Issues Committee, State Policy Fellow Esi Hutchful presented on causes and approaches to homelessness and child poverty with a focus on Marin and Sonoma counties.