Dollars and Democracy: Understanding How the State Budget Process Relates to the Policy Bill Process
This guide describes the policy bill process and timeline and how it relates to the state budget process in shaping state-level policies.
California’s Undocumented Students Face Roadblocks on the Path to Higher Education
This blog post underscores the challenges that undocumented students face in pursuing higher education in California. Extending financial resources to “Dreamers” would not only boost their opportunities, but produce long-term economic benefits to the state.
State Corrections in the Wake of California’s Criminal Justice Reforms: Much Progress, More Work to Do
What is the current state of California’s corrections system? This Budget Center chartbook discusses the impact of recent criminal justice reforms, looks at the key challenges that remain, and explores the need to advance additional reforms moving forward.