First Look

Check out our initial analysis of Governor Newsom's 2019-20 state budget proposal

Making Ends Meet 2017

Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost to Support a Family in California?

This interactive tool lets you see basic family budgets for every county in our state.

Racial Wealth Gap

New Budget Center Report

The Racial Wealth Gap: What California Can Do About a Long-Standing Obstacle to Shared Prosperity

California Policy Analysis

An Initial Look at the New Census Data for Our State

According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure — a more accurate indicator of economic hardship — more than 7 million Californians live in poverty.