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.
This Fact Sheet highlights the unmet need for subsidized child care in California, showing that an estimated 2 million children were eligible for care in 2017 but only 228,100 were able to participate in a subsidized full-day, full-year program.
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.
Competitive Cal Grants help the state’s nontraditional college students cover tuition, fees, and basic living expenses. This Fact Sheet shows that even though the number of low-income and least represented students who qualify for this grant has risen significantly in the past 10 years, the supply of these grants remains inadequate for covering the demand.
This Fact Sheet discusses the key features of the California College Promise. Funded in the 2018-19 state budget, the Promise will provide state funding to community colleges to improve college readiness, increase completion rates, and close achievement gaps.