This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s revised state budget proposal for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.
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“There’s a lot to like in Governor Brown’s revised budget, but also some really key areas where we could be doing more to invest in broadening opportunity and promoting economic security across our state.”
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s proposed state budget for 2018-19, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.
This week, the US House of Representatives is expected to vote on federal tax legislation proposed by House Republican leaders, with the support of President Trump, that calls for significant cuts to the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Meanwhile, the Senate is deliberating on its own version of a tax bill, this one calling for completely eliminating the SALT deduction.
Reducing or eliminating the federal SALT deduction would increase the personal tax bills of millions of Californians and would do so in order to help pay for major tax cuts that predominantly benefit the wealthiest households and large corporations. » Read more about: Five Reasons That GOP Plans to Reduce or Eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction Are a Bad Deal for Californians »
Senate Bill 562 (Lara and Atkins), which would establish a single-payer health care system with universal coverage in California, was approved by the state Senate in early June, but has stalled in the Assembly. Although it appears that SB 562 will not move forward in 2017, a single-payer proposal could be revived in 2018. This post is the first in a series examining key issues related to SB 562 and, more generally, to efforts to create a universal, » Read more about: Can California Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System Without Going to the Ballot? »
This post is the third in a series on K-12 private school vouchers and how federal support for them could affect California.
In two recent blog posts we explained the problems that traditional K-12 private school vouchers raise and how voucher-like programs implemented by many states could potentially serve as a model for the Trump Administration. These “back-door” vouchers, just like traditional vouchers, undermine K-12 public education by diverting public dollars to support private schools. » Read more about: What Might Federal “Back-Door” Vouchers Mean for California, and What Are State Policymakers’ Options? »
The Budget Center’s annual policy conference took place Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Policy Insights was a chance to join hundreds of policymakers, business and community leaders, and others in discussing how our state can broaden economic opportunity and help low-income families to advance.
This “first look” analysis examines Governor Brown’s finalized state budget package for 2017-18, the state fiscal year which began on July 1, 2017.
This post is the second in a series on K-12 private school vouchers and how federal support for them could affect California.
In light of emerging federal proposals around private school vouchers, we recently blogged about several problems raised by traditional K-12 school voucher programs that use public funds to support private schools. One of the most notable problems is the prospect of spending public dollars to fund private religious schools. Back in the 1800s, » Read more about: Back-Door Vouchers: Will Some States’ Circumvention of Prohibitions Against Private School Vouchers Be a Model for the Trump Administration? »
President Trump’s support for private school vouchers has prompted a growing interest in what K-12 school vouchers are, how they work, and the issues they raise. Traditional school vouchers are directly funded by states to help parents pay tuition costs for their children to attend private school, which may include religious private schools. At first glance, it is unclear how federal policies that promote private school vouchers would work at the state level and whether Californians would support them. » Read more about: School Vouchers: What They Are and Why They Are Problematic »