Proposition 6 would eliminate taxes and fees that California enacted in 2017 to fund transportation infrastructure. This Issue Brief examines Prop. 6, which will appear on the November 6, 2018 statewide ballot, and discusses what the measure would mean for California.
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 2017 in spite of our state’s recent economic gains.
This report looks at the latest US Census poverty figures, showing that with 7.5 million state residents struggling to get by, Califonia has by far the largest number of individuals in poverty of any state, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
This Fact Sheet shows that even though funding for preschool and child care in the state budget has incrementally increased for five years in a row, the availability of subsidized child care and preschool falls far short of the need for it.
For the “Reimagining the Golden State: Creating Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation” conference hosted by the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and what the recent expansion of this important tax credit in the 2018-19 state budget means for low-income workers in California.