As part of a broader effort to promote the new California EITC, and in turn boost uptake of the state and federal EITCs, state officials designated January 22, 2016 as California EITC Awareness Day. This day focused on lifting up the Earned Income Tax Credit and was a great chance for those interested in fostering economic security to get involved.
Budget Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher served on an expert panel giving an overview of Governor’s proposed 2016-17 budget and discussing possible opportunities and/or challenges. This event was organized by CAPPA Foundation — which supports organizations working with children and families through education, research, training and development.
This annual budget briefing was broken up into two parts. Part I was especially geared to those interested in learning about ─ or refreshing their knowledge of ─ the basics of the budget process. Part II was a state budget preview ─ what to expect in 2016 ─ with guests Ben Adler (Capital Public Radio), Nicole Vazquez (Assembly Budget Committee) and Chris Hoene (California Budget & Policy Center).
Senior Policy Analyst Alissa Anderson spoke at the Bay Area State EITC Stakeholders Summit to discuss California’s new Earned Income Tax Credit and innovative ways to raise awareness and increase uptake.
Chris Hoene was a speaker on the “Public Employee Retirement Benefits Reform: needs and Prospects” session. The discussion surveyed the technical and political landscape, the financial implications of growing benefit costs, the effect of recently enacted reforms and legal changes, various reform measures that have been proposed, and prospects.
This conference focused on helping families and individuals build assets and plan for the future through two programs. A variety of expert panelists, which included Budget Center Executive Director Chris Hoene, discussed Secure Choice and the California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and what is needed for their successful implementation.
This webinar featured Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan discussing a Budget Center analysis — “California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure” — that examines how California’s K-12 education spending compares to that in other states.
This book event featured “Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class”, by David Madland, Managing Director for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Madland was joined by Budget Center Policy Analyst Luke Reidenbach. Moderator for the discussion was Foon Rhee, Associate Editor of The Sacramento Bee.
Budget Center’s Director of Research Scott Graves spoke about California’s budget process at the Hunger Advocacy Network 2015 Advocacy Training event held in San Diego. » Read more about: Hunger Advocacy Network 2015 Advocacy Training »
BANANAS is a child care resource and referral agency that offers many services to support parents and caregivers. Policy Analyst Kristen Schumacher presented “Five Facts Everyone Should Know About California’s Child Care and Development System” at the BANANAS’ board of directors meeting.