The California Budget & Policy Center was pleased to continue its Policy Perspectives Speakers Series with “The State Budget Process and Key Issues to Watch for in 2018.” This event included a refresher on the state budget process and a discussion on what to expect in 2018.
For the first meeting of the California Department of Social Services’ Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin presented “Child Poverty and Deep Poverty in California: Data and Trends.”
For the ECE (early childhood education) Coalition’s fall meeting, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher presented: “Child Care and Development Programs in California: Funding Since the Great Recession.” Kristin discussed the importance of affordable child care and preschool for helping families make ends meet. » Read more about: ECE Coalition Fall Meeting »
Hosted by Southern California Grantmakers, this webinar discussed the status of the federal budget and the implications for California’s budget along with the potential impact of federal tax and budget choices on public services and systems, communities, and nonprofits. Executive Director Chris Hoene delivered his presentation, “The Implications of Federal Budget and Tax Proposals for California.”
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Training Academy focuses on innovative and effective ways to ensure the CalWORKs program continues to successfully assist California’s families and children in need. Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson delivered her presentation, “Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) Benefit Families, Children, and Communities: Key Findings From the Research” on the workshop panel, “State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).”
Hosted by the California Asset Building Coalition and the California Budget & Policy Center, this webinar discusses the latest on federal tax proposals, what they could mean for California, and opportunities for engagement.
Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview of the California budget process for the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s legislative call. Scott discussed how to actively engage in the budget process effectively, identified key players, and highlighted the differences between the legislative and budget pathways.
For the California State Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee’s “Informational Hearing on Consequences of Federal Policy Changes on California’s Seniors,” Director of Research Scott Graves provided an overview on federally supported long-term care and support services.
For the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ annual state policy conference, Budget Center staff presented on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), intersectionality in race, gender, and economic security, and why to prioritize public investments over tax cuts.
Organized by the The California Asset Building Coalition and the Bay Area Asset Funders Network, the purpose of this symposium is to generate new ideas and highlight innovative strategies across a range of topics (products, services, issue areas, policies, populations served) in the asset building and financial empowerment fields in California. Executive Chris Hoene will moderate the panel discussion, “California EITC Expansion and Beyond: Policies that Provide Cash Assistance and Wealth-Creation Opportunities for Californians.” This panel will feature Senior Policy Analysts Alissa Anderson and Sara Kimberlin.