Kristin Schumacher, policy analyst for the California Budget & Policy Center, said in a policy brief this month that local funding could help address the lack of state investment for low-income families. Schumacher suggested counties follow the lead of Alameda and San Francisco. Both counties initiated ballot measures, which were put to voters this month, to fund subsidized child care and early education slots to address the shortages in their areas.
As Californians are often reminded, the state is the fifth largest economy in the world and is currently enjoying a recovery from the Great Recession. However, with one of the highest child poverty rates in the country, California’s good fortune is not widely enjoyed. Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for the high cost […]
More than 1 in 5 children in California live in poverty, when accounting for the high cost of living in many parts of the state. This high child poverty rate deserves attention from state policymakers. In fact, a state task force — the Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, established last year […]
For the California Child Development Administrators Association’s “Analysis of the Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal May Revise,” Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher discussed what the May Revision means for California’s child care and development system.
For the California Alternative Payment Program Association’s briefing on the Governor’s May Revision, Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher discussed major components of the revised state budget and how it invests in kids and families.