Proposition 47: Should California Reduce Penalties for Drug and Property Crimes and Invest in Treatment?
This ballot measure analysis looks at what Proposition 47 would do and examines its potential impact on public safety, community health, and California's criminal justice system.
Beyond Recovery: Making the State's Economy Work Better for Low- and Mid-Wage Californians
A new CBP report on the latest employment and wage trends in California shows that just recovering from the Great Recession will not be enough to provide for broad-based economic growth.
An Open Letter to Five States’ Officials About Tesla Motors
CBP Executive Director Chris Hoene joined leaders at peer organizations in four other western states in a letter urging policymakers to rethink their approach to economic development.
Five Facts Everyone Should Know About Poverty
A new CBP report highlights the potential for public policies to reduce poverty and connect low-income Californians with economic opportunity.
Op-Ed: Will State Leaders Keep Promise of New School Funding Formula?
The CBP’s Jonathan Kaplan writes in the Sacramento Bee about why policymakers need to act to ensure transparency in school districts' use of dollars targeted to disadvantaged students.
Fact Sheet: Requirements for Approving Key Legislative Actions in California
This easy-to-read table highlights the rules for approving more than a dozen legislative actions, from passing a budget bill to amending the state Constitution.