Building a Just & Equitable California Starts with the State Budget
Our state must make budget and policy decisions that help communities thrive and prioritize the needs of Californians who have been denied the opportunity to share in our state’s wealth.
We work to make the state budget and policies easier to understand, so all Californians — including you — can advocate for a more inclusive state.
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The California state budget is the foundation of policy decisions. Whether you’re interested in health care, economic security, early childhood education, or beyond, the California Budget & Policy Center has got you covered.About Us
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Our Most Popular Resources
We analyze California budget and policy details so you can quickly understand some of the most important issues facing Californians. Our trusted and most popular resources, including reports, guides, and interactive tools, are here to support your work.
California’s State Budget Reserves Explained
Glossary of State Budget Terms
Homelessness in California: A Statewide Challenge
California’s Top 1% Grew Richer During the Pandemic
Q&A: How Did Public Supports Lower Poverty in 2021?
Corporations Pay Far Less of Their California Income in State Taxes than a Generation Ago
California Cities Take Lead on Paid Sick Leave, State Law Falls Short
Guide to the California State Budget Process