California’s housing affordability crisis was a primary focus of the California Legislature in 2017, culminating with Governor Brown signing into law a historic “housing package” of 15 bills, passed on the last day before the legislative session adjourned. This new set of bills represents the most significant state-level action addressing housing since the elimination of […]
This report looks at the US Census official poverty measure figures for California, showing that millions of Californians, including many children, lived in poverty in 2016 in spite of our state’s recent economic gains.
This report looks at the latest US Census poverty figures for California, showing that under the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), our state continues to have the highest poverty rate of any state.
Again this year, Labor Day presents an opportunity to reflect on the advances and challenges for California’s workers and their families. This Labor Day brings a measure of good news for the state’s lowest-paid workers: recent increases in the state’s minimum wage helped to boost their earnings significantly. However, earnings for midwage workers have declined […]
This set of 53 fact sheets underscores what’s at stake for each of California’s congressional districts with proposed federal spending cuts to vital public services and systems.