Senate Bill 562 (Lara and Atkins), which would establish a single-payer health care system with universal coverage in California, was approved by the state Senate in early June, but has stalled in the Assembly. Although it appears that SB 562 will not move forward in 2017, a single-payer proposal could be revived in 2018. This […]
Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson presented on how federal policy changes could impact California’s older adults for the Legislative Study Session of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators.
People of traditional retirement age are the fastest-growing age group in California. The number of state residents age 65 or older is projected to rise by two-thirds in the coming years, from nearly 5.5 million in 2016 to almost 9.1 million in 2030. This increase is more than 20 times the modest 3 percent growth […]
The 2017-18 state budget package negotiated by Governor Brown and legislative leaders resolves a months-long disagreement over how to spend new Proposition 56 tobacco-tax revenues that go to Medi-Cal, which provides health coverage for more than 13 million Californians. Approved by voters last November, Prop. 56 raised the state’s excise tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack […]
This Fact Sheet highlights the local impact of SNAP cuts across our state by mapping the share of residents receiving CalFresh in each of California’s 53 congressional districts.