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We’re Hiring! The CBP Is Looking for a Communications Associate

Interested in joining our team? This position will play a critical role in our efforts to connect with policymakers, advocates, the media, and other audiences.

A State EITC: Making California's Tax System Work Better for Working Families

A new CBP report discusses the benefits of establishing a California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the key policy considerations in creating this state credit.

CBP Infographic: Navigating the State Budget Process

This new infographic illustrates the year-round budget cycle, including the various opportunities for the public to be involved.

Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the State Budget Process

This updated CBP guide describes the budget process and timeline and looks at the roles of the Governor, the Legislature, and other key players.

Read Our Blog Series on Proposition 2

The CBP recently published a series of blog posts on Proposition 2, examining the key provisions of the ballot measure and their potential impact.

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.


From State to Student: How State Disinvestment Has Shifted Higher Education Costs to Students and Families

This CBP report looks at the decline in state support for the California State University and the University of California over the past generation.

CBP Infographic: Poverty Is a Problem We Can Address

This CBP infographic shows why state policies that boost workers' earnings can play a major role in reducing poverty and fostering economic opportunity.

Beyond Recovery: Making the State's Economy Work Better for Low- and Mid-Wage Californians

This 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.

California’s New School Funding Formula, One Year Later

On KQED’s Forum program, CBP Senior Policy Analyst Jonathan Kaplan joined an expert panel to discuss progress made on the Local Control Funding Formula and what questions and challenges lie ahead.


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California's New Rainy Day Fund Rules to Be Closely Watched

Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget Project, said Brown’s popularity likely made the difference for California’s rainy day fund Tuesday.“He has managed the state’s fiscal health out of the downturn and has received a lot of credit and accolades for that work,” Hoene said.

THE NEW YORKER, 10/20/2014

The Rehabilitation of California's Ballot Measure

The California Budget Project has said that Prop. 47's passage could allow the state to meet the court-ordered population threshold.


Proposition 2 Beefs Up California Budget Reserve, but Its Effect on Education Funding Is Dubious

"The impact on overall funding for schools and community colleges would be negligible," said Scott Graves, research director for the California Budget Project, which produces independent fiscal and policy analysis.


One in Seven Californians Living in Poverty

"I think the first thing that people should understand about poverty is that most families in poverty actually have jobs, the problem is their jobs just don't pay enough," says Alissa Anderson of the California Budget Project.