CBP: Budget Proposal Prioritizes Austerity, Lacks Plan for Helping Ensure Broadly Shared Economic Recovery

On January 9, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2015-16 state budget. The Governor proposes to spend $113.3 billion from the state’s General Fund in 2015-16, an increase of $1.6 billion (1.4 percent) over the estimated spending level for the current fiscal year (2014-15). Yet, even with increased revenues and a continuing economic recovery that … Continue reading

CBP: Few Eligible California Seniors Receive Federal Food Assistance

One in seven Americans had trouble affording enough food in 2013, according to federal data released earlier this year. Among seniors 65 and older, 8.7 percent were food insecure nationwide. Yet, seniors are less likely than other demographic groups to participate in the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In this post, we examine … Continue reading

CBP: Read the CBP’s Analysis of the 2014-15 Budget Package

Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2014-15 budget bill and related legislation. A new CBP report provides an initial analysis of the 2014-15 budget package, examining key provisions and their implications. The report shows that the budget agreement places a heavy emphasis on fiscal austerity — prioritizing paying down debt and saving for a rainy day … Continue reading

CBP: More Than One in Seven Californians — One-Third of Them Children — Lived in Poverty in 2013

Census Bureau data released earlier today show that the share of all Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2013 remained significantly higher than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession began. More than 5.6 million Californians — over one in seven — had incomes below the poverty line in 2013.  The … Continue reading

CBP: Requirements for Approving Key Legislative Actions in California

Randall Benton / rbenton@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown walks through the Capitol to a news conference Thursday where he unveiled his proposed state budget for the year that begins July 1. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/11/5106731/jerry-brown-says-californias-budget.html#storylink=cpy

CBP: STATE CORRECTIONS IN THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED 2014-15 BUDGET: SPENDING WOULD BE MORE THAN $1 BILLION ABOVE THE 2012-13 LEVEL http://www.cbp.org/pdfs/2014/140213_Corrections_Governor_Proposed_Budget_BB.pdf

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