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Statement on Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2024-25 Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA — On the heels of Governor Newsom’s 2024-25 budget proposal released this morning, the California Budget & Policy Center (Budget Center), a nonpartisan research and analysis nonprofit, weighed in with the following statement from its executive director, Chris Hoene. “In good times and in bad, all Californians deserve the dignity and support necessary … Continued

Budget Center Announces Annual Policy Insights Conference for 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California Budget & Policy Center announced the return of their annual conference, Policy Insights, which brings together California’s policy community to share transformative ideas and strategize our pathway toward creating a more inclusive state.  “We are thrilled to announce the return of Policy Insights for 2024,” said Chris Hoene, executive … Continued

Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2023-24 May Revision

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan research and analysis nonprofit, released the following statement by executive director Chris Hoene in response to this morning’s release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget proposal: “Despite the growing shortfall, the governor’s revised budget proposal manages to protect and maintain much of the progress … Continued

Statement on the California Senate’s 2023-24 Budget Plan 

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California Senate is taking steps to ensure that the largest and most profitable corporations that benefit from California’s people, resources, and infrastructure pay their fair share. The proposed graduated corporate tax rate improves tax fairness, protects small businesses, strengthens refundable tax credits, addresses homelessness and unaffordable housing costs, and supports … Continued

California Budget & Policy Center Names New Director of Communications

SACRAMENTO, CA — Mauricio Torres (he/him), former Communications Strategist at the Budget Center, was promoted to Director of Communications. He replaced Sarah Jimenez, who recently left the organization to lead communications for the National Center for Youth Law. As Director of Communications, Torres is responsible for ensuring the Budget Center’s values and perspective on creating … Continued