This “first look” analysis examines Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget for 2019-20, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019.
For the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ annual conference, “Impact 2018: Building Momentum for Equity and Opportunity,” Director of Strategic Communications Steven Bliss presented on how to use digital tools to connect policymakers, advocates, community leaders, and other stakeholders with state policy analysis for the workshop “Digital Advocacy 101.”
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.
In the fall of 2006, with California’s prisons bulging at the seams and the state facing lawsuits targeting prison overcrowding, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used his executive authority to “temporarily house” California prisoners in private correctional facilities in other states. (The Legislature endorsed this policy soon after it was implemented.) Initially, the numbers were small: Within […]
When it comes to how state and local policymakers seek to support communities, boost the economy, and promote overall well-being, the ability to make choices about budget priorities is one of the most powerful tools they have. As is often said, public budgets are ultimately a statement of what matters to us and the kind […]