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Who Pays Taxes in California?

A new CBP report released in advance of Tax Day examines state and local taxes in California and shows that low-income households are currently contributing a disproportionate share of their incomes.

Materials from CBP Annual Conference Available Online

This conference page features presentations and other materials from our March 6 conference.

CSU and UC in the Governor's Proposed 2014-15 Budget: Funding Would Be Nearly One-Quarter Below Pre-Recession Levels

A new CBP analysis shows that even with a proposed increase, annual spending on CSU and UC would remain well below 2007-08 levels.

Medi-Cal in the Governor's Proposed 2014-15 Budget: Health Care Reform Boosts Enrollment and Federal Funding

A new CBP analysis — the latest in a series of briefs on Governor Brown's 2014-15 budget proposal — looks at the Medi-Cal Program, which will enroll well over 1 million additional low-income Californians due to federal health care reform.


Read Our Entire Series of Briefs on the Governor’s Budget Proposal

This series of briefs has examined key areas of spending and related policy choices in the Governor’s proposed state budget for 2014-15.

An Incomplete Vision: Putting the Governor’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget in Context

The CBP’s annual chartbook looks at key components of  and the background for  the Governor’s budget proposal.

Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Family in California?

This CBP report looks at the income needed to afford a modest standard of living in California and includes estimated family budgets for all 58 counties.

Op-Ed: Growing Economic Divide Threatens California Dream

In the San Francisco Chronicle, CBP Executive Director Chris Hoene and Policy Analyst Luke Reidenbach look at how the current economic recovery is leaving behind middle-class workers and families.


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More Cal State Campuses Are Considering 'Student Success Fees'

A new report from the nonprofit California Budget Project found that even with funding increases of $142.2 million in Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2014-15 budget for Cal State and the University of California, state support would remain nearly one-quarter below pre-recession levels.

EDSOURCE, 2/19/14

Report: Gov.’s Proposed Budget Falls Short for Neediest

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year is a good start, but shortchanges too many state programs and services, such as child care and higher education, that are critical to full economic recovery, according to the California Budget Project.

CITY WATCH LA, 1/14/14

Here’s How to Fix California’s Wage Inequality

The California Budget Project has been particularly strong on this subject, issuing reports on aspects of wage inequality — the job growth in lower-wage industries, and the breakdown of full-time jobs with benefits, which are being replaced by part-time and contingent work.