President Trump this morning officially released his full budget proposal for federal fiscal year 2018, which starts on October 1, 2017. In the coming days and weeks, the California Budget & Policy Center team will dig further into the details, but even from an initial look it’s very clear that the President’s proposed budget threatens […]
Does California need significant new investments in its transportation infrastructure? Given our state’s deteriorating highways, roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure, not to mention billions of dollars in deferred maintenance, the answer should clearly be “yes.” Governor Brown and state legislative leaders agree. They recently enacted Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act […]
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 […]
A recent report by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) provides new details about who benefits from California’s state Earned Income Tax Credit — the CalEITC – and how much they benefit. With several proposals to expand the credit moving through the Legislature, this report can help inform the debate over how to build on the […]
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.