This Fact Sheet shows that the number of state prisoners receiving mental health treatment has grown in recent years, rising from 32,535 in April 2013 to 38,561 in December 2017. Reforms are needed so that Californians who require mental health treatment get the care they need instead of ending up in prisons or local jails.
This Fact Sheet shows that that because of Medi-Cal’s “senior penalty,” low-income Californians can lose access to no-cost coverage when they turn 65 and face a huge new deductible to maintain access to critical services.
This Fact Sheet shows that the cost of child care in California is prohibitively high for families with children of all ages and that across all age groups, only a small share of eligible children are enrolled in a subsidized child care program.
This Fact Sheet shows eligibility for subsidized child care in California by race and ethnicity. This analysis highlights the fact that children of color are more likely to live in families with low incomes and are therefore disproportionately eligible for subsidized child care and development programs.
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.