California Budget and Policy Center

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Building a More Equitable California At the Budget Center, we believe that budgets are about values. And as policymakers look to finalize the 2021-22 state budget, it’s important to remember that economic struggles remain for the vast majority of Californians. The good news? With this state budget, policymakers have an …continue reading

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Did you know undocumented and mixed status California families have been excluded from thousands of dollars in federal aid during the pandemic, even though they are deeply integrated into our communities, workplaces, and schools? Undocumented Californians are also shut out of most other supports, including the federal Earned Income Tax …continue reading

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The California Budget & Policy Center, a nonpartisan public policy research group, issued the following statement from Executive Director Chris Hoene in response to today’s release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2019-20 budget: “Governor Newsom’s revised budget continues the bold investments he first proposed in January that are necessary to …continue reading