Ensuring higher education is affordable and accessible to all Californians is a widely shared goal among policymakers. The rising cost of tuition coupled with increased housing costs, relatively stagnant wages, and decreased state support makes the dream of a college degree unattainable for many seeking upward social mobility. Even with state and federal financial aid, California’s […]
As Californians scramble to submit their personal income tax returns before the Tax Day deadline, we at the Budget Center think this is the perfect time to take stock of how the state’s tax system performs on two key parameters: its ability to raise sufficient revenue to support public services, and how fairly it raises […]
Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented on domestic violence and the state budget for the Culturally Responsive Domestic Violence Network’s (CRDVN) meeting.
For Southern California Grantmakers’ annual conference, State Policy Fellow Esi Hutchful presented for the workshop “Looking Back to Look Ahead: Addressing California’s Racial and Gender Wealth Gap.”
For First 5 Marin’s child care forum, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented on the importance of affordable child care and preschool and basic policy approaches to address child poverty and boost child development.