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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.

Read the CBP's Analysis of the 2014-15 Budget Package

This report examines the budget agreement signed by Governor Brown in June, highlighting its major provisions as well as key proposals not included in the budget package.

CBP Releases Statement on Budget Agreement

Executive Director Chris Hoene calls the 2014-15 budget agreement announced by Governor Brown and legislative leaders “only a very small step toward much-needed reinvestment in California's families and communities.”

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.

Five Things You Need to Know About California’s Child Care and Development System

This new CBP report looks at the current state of subsidized child care and preschool in California and highlights the need for reinvestment.

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.

 

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

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

California’s New School Funding Formula, One Year Later

Recently 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.

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.

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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STOCKTON RECORD, 8/18/14

The Struggle of Breaking Poverty's Grip in S.J.
"Many Californians recognize that poverty is a serious challenge facing our state," said Alissa Anderson, CBP senior policy analyst. "It's a matter of making greater investments in strategies that we already know are helping low-income individuals and families."

LOS ANGELES TIMES, 8/8/14

Loss of Mid-Wage Jobs Hampers State's Growth

Mid-wage employment suffered the deepest decline in the recession and is the only segment to continue falling even in the recovery, according to the California Budget Project research group.

ABC 10 SAN DIEGO, 7/17/14

Father of Crime Victim Says Not Enough Funding Given to Gang Prevention

The state spends nearly five times more on prisoners than on students over the past 20 years, according to California Budget Project.

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 6/30/14

Minimum Hourly Wage Rises to $9

The new laws come as policymakers are debating growing inequality across the nation: The wages of low-paid workers have stagnated while executive pay is skyrocketing. Inflation-adjusted earnings for the bottom fifth of California workers dropped 5.4 percent between 2006 and 2013, according to the California Budget Project.