This Fact Sheet explains how county-level budgets work and provides statewide spending and revenue figures for California’s counties.
Nearly 1 in 4 children in California (23%) live in families who struggle to afford the basics, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but conditions for many children of color are far worse. Almost one-third of Latino children (31%) and well over one-quarter of black children (28%) in our state live in poverty — more […]
This Data Hit shows that children of color in California are more likely to live in poverty and highlights the discriminatory policies have contributed to opportunity gaps.
You’ve heard of the senior discount. Less well known is the senior penalty, which trips up thousands of low-income Californians who seek to enroll in Medi-Cal (our state’s Medicaid program) after they reach their 65th birthday. This post explains the senior penalty, highlights the problems it creates, and describes the solution proposed by Assembly Bill […]
For the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 On Health And Human Services, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher provided invited testimony on CalWORKs.