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Beyond "Boom and Bust"? An Initial Analysis of the Governor's Rainy Day Fund Proposal

This new CBP analysis looks at Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to strengthen the state's budget reserves and examines key issues it raises.

Op-Ed: California Can Have a Stronger – and Fairer – Tax System

The CBP's Chris Hoene and Luke Reidenbach write in the Sacramento Bee about how changes to California's tax system could promote economic security for low-income households while supporting the necessary investments in our future.

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.


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.


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Study: Heavy Tax Burden Still Falls on Low-Income Workers

A new study by the California Budget Project says Proposition 30's higher taxes for higher-income workers has not lightened the tax burden for low-income workers.


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.