As part of our Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, this webinar looked at how three major measures of poverty – the Official Poverty Measure, Supplemental Poverty Measure, and California Poverty Measure – can be used to assess economic well-being in California.
This Fact Sheet shows that, since the early 1980s, California lawmakers have enacted a number of corporate tax breaks and cut corporate tax rates. This analysis also points out that California corporations are likely to pay far less of their income in federal taxes beginning in 2018 than they have in recent years due to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, meaning they can afford to contribute more to support the state’s public systems.
Director of Research Scott Graves spoke about the implications of various health policy proposals in the 2019-20 state budget proposal, including plans to expand coverage and help boost the affordability of insurance purchased through the individual market, for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s Collaborative Gathering.
For First 5 Contra Costa’s Family Economic Security Partnership meeting, Director of Research Scott Graves presented on the 2019-20 state budget proposal and prospects for reducing poverty and improving economic security.
Policy Analyst Amy Rose presented on college students’ unmet need for food and housing affordability at the Community College League of California’s “Affordability, Food and Housing Access Taskforce: Capitol Briefing.”