This Budget Center chartbook discusses the impact of recent years’ criminal justice reforms, looks at remaining challenges to our state corrections system, and explores the need and prospects for further reforms.
This report discusses Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and looks at potential advantages and disadvantages of the measure for low- and middle-income Californians.
Proposition 5 would significantly expand special rules under which certain property owners can lower their property taxes. This Issue Brief examines Prop. 5 and shows that its ultimate effect would be to expand tax breaks for older, wealthier Californians at the expense of other homeowners, including those who are younger and less affluent.
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.