The California Budget & Policy Center is pleased to announce Cathy Cha, Crystal Crawford, and Michael Tubbs have been elected to join its board of directors. Chris Hoene, executive director for the Budget Center, issued the following statement: “On behalf of the organization’s staff, board, and supporters, I am extremely proud to welcome Cathy Cha, Crystal Crawford, and Michael Tubbs to the Budget Center’s board of directors.
The California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan, data-driven organization with a focus on evaluating public policies and their effect on Californians with low and middle incomes, released the following statement from Executive Director Chris Hoene following the release of Governor Newsom’s revised 2021-22 state budget.
SACRAMENTO — A new report by the California Budget & Policy Center shows that how California policymakers choose to raise and allocate resources — taxes and ongoing revenue — contributes to the economic inequities for Californians of color and low-income households while providing many more advantages to wealthy individuals. In a 5 Facts report — Promoting Racial Equity Through California’s Tax and Revenue Policies — the Budget Center outlines how a legacy of racist state and federal policies and practices, along with aspects of the tax code, block people of color from opportunities to build income and wealth.
SACRAMENTO — A new report by the California Budget & Policy Center — Why Aren’t Corporations Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes? — finds corporations are paying less than half the amount in state taxes, as a share of their income, than they did just four decades ago. This is largely due to state policymakers’ decisions to cut tax rates and expand tax breaks for corporations.
Our hearts remain heavy as hate and violence threaten the health, safety, and well-being of our Asian and Asian American colleagues, family members, friends, and neighbors. We mourn the loss of lives in Atlanta, California, and across the nation. As racist and misogynistic violence robbed the lives of Asian women in Atlanta last week, and in California we see an escalation of brutal attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, we cannot forget that racism and violence against people from Asia and their descendants is woven into the fabric of our nation and California’s history.