This Fact Sheet examines the latest Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the American Health Care Act and also discusses what this bill would likely mean for California and for Medi-Cal, the Medicaid program in our state.
Later this week Governor Brown is set to release the May Revision to his proposed budget for 2017-18, the state fiscal year that begins on July 1. In the days after the revised budget comes out, the California Budget & Policy Center will issue our “first look” analysis. Also, next Friday morning, May 19, we’ll […]
This report presents results from a Budget Center county-level survey that found that many respondents who likely qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) have not heard of the credit and are also unaware of free tax assistance for people with low incomes. This report highlights the importance of outreach strategies to maximize the success of the CalEITC and recommends policy options.
Tomorrow, California’s excise tax on cigarettes will jump by $2 per pack. This substantial increase is required by Proposition 56, which voters approved last November. In addition, the state’s excise tax on other tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, will go up by an equivalent amount, and electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) that contain nicotine will be […]
Last week, all eyes were on the effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could have dramatically impacted federal funding for health insurance for low-income Americans. That effort failed (at least for now), but other cuts are likely on the horizon. A week earlier, President Trump released his preliminary proposal for […]