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Report: CA’s Tax Code Favors Wealthy, Blocks Californians of Color and Low-Income Households from Economic Opportunities

SACRAMENTO, April 8, 2021  — A new report by the California Budget & Policy Center shows that how California policymakers choose to raise and allocate resources — taxes and ongoing revenue — contributes to the economic inequities for Californians of color and low-income households while providing many more advantages to wealthy individuals.  In a 5 Facts report — Promoting Racial Equity Through […]

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COVID-19 Recession Further Undercuts California Women’s Opportunities for Economic Security

March 9, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many Californians and Americans to unprecedented economic instability, but many women in California were already struggling to pay the bills prior to the onset of the economic crisis. According to the California Women’s Well-Being Index, in a five-year period leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, many women […]

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New Report: COVID-19 Infection & Death Rates for Californians of Color Highlight Why California Must Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

SACRAMENTO February 17, 2021 – A new report by the California Budget & Policy Center highlights how racist policies and practices have led to disproportionate COVID-19 infection and death rates for Californians of color, and why state policymakers must declare racism a public health crisis to advance health equity. The report — Confronting Racism, Overcoming […]

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Report: Unemployment Remains High for Women, Asian, Black, and Latinx Californians Six Months into Recession

SACRAMENTO, September 24, 2020 – Unemployment remains persistently high for Asian, Black, and Latinx Californians, and other Californians of color as well as women six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and recession, according to a new report by the California Budget & Policy Center. The Budget Center analyzed recently released data from the US Bureau […]

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Report Finds Corporations Pay Far Less of Their California Income in State Taxes Than a Generation Ago

SACRAMENTO, May 27, 2020 – California’s state budget would have received $11.2 billion more revenue in 2017 had corporations paid the same share of their income in taxes that year as they did in 1981, according to a new report from the California Budget & Policy Center. As California faces an estimated $54 billion budget […]

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CalFresh Reaches Millions of Californians and Reduces Poverty

February 14, 2018 – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — CalFresh in California — provides vital food assistance for households struggling to afford the basics. However, President Trump’s newly proposed budget for the 2019 federal fiscal year (which begins on October 1, 2018) calls for slashing SNAP funding by almost one-third over the next decade, […]

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Federal Cuts to Food Assistance Would Harm Older Californians, Many of Whom Already Struggle to Afford Enough Food

August 15, 2017 – Federal policy changes being pursued by the Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress threaten to inflict serious harm on older adults, and the rapid aging of California’s population means that a growing number of state residents are at risk. One of the most significant threats comes from recent proposals to slash […]

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Federal Policy Changes Limiting Food Assistance Would Affect Congressional Districts Across the State

June 13, 2017 – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — CalFresh in California — is the cornerstone of federal efforts to help struggling families put food on the table. CalFresh reaches each of California’s 53 congressional districts, though receipt is higher in certain areas. In 2015, about 1 in 4 households received CalFresh in […]