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CHCF 18h
A few spots left in our upcoming briefing on California's public mental health system! Hear from experts and CHCF's very own . September 23, starting at noon.
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Budget Center 16h
How can policymakers help more Californians share in the state's prosperity? Find out during our upcoming conversation w/ experts & advocates working to make a better place for all of us. Don't miss out, sign up for our email updates today!
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Budget Center 18h
"Earnings... have not really grown in recent years." That's not right – policymakers have the opportunity to break down the barriers that keep all Californians from sharing in the state’s prosperity.
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Budget Center Sep 18
: Rents in have grown faster than hourly wages for typical workers. We have a responsibility to make sure everyone can share in the state's prosperity and afford basic needs like housing.
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Budget Center Sep 17
Policies taking effect in 2020 "include state subsidies to lower the cost of health insurance purchased in the individual marketplace and a requirement for Californians to have health coverage,” could lower 's uninsured rate says .
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Budget Center Sep 17
After nearly a decade of declining national uninsured rates – the increase of uninsured Americans in 2018 – reflects the impact of federal efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act .
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Budget Center Sep 14
New measures are key to ensuring that reductions in California’s uninsured rate resume, says our Research Director, .
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Alissa Sep 13
Listen to it over the weekend!
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Budget Center Sep 13
: Cal Grants are a key pathway to higher education and higher earnings for Californians – increasing the number of available awards would ensure more students could afford a college education.
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Budget Center Sep 12
🎶: The Budget Center's Presidential Walk Out Songs Playlist ⁠— what song is your favorite?
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Budget Center Sep 12
🚨Excellent thread by our analyst, on new data and the drawbacks of our tuition-support model of financial aid.
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Center on Budget Sep 12
Consider a family where 1 dad works as an auto mechanic making $45k a year, while the other dad cares full time for their 2 young kids. Under the Tax Relief Act, increases in their EITC & Young CTC would total to a gain of about $3,460:
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Budget Center Sep 12
We couldn’t help but join the fun in thinking about the songs we’d choose if we ran for office. This afternoon, we’re listening to our staff’s Presidential Walk-Out Song playlist ahead of the . Check it out on Spotify!🎶
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Budget Center Sep 12
California's uninsured rate stalled out in 2018, likely reflecting the impact of the Trump Administration's efforts to chip away at the Affordable Care Act (). See more in our latest Data Hit:
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Budget Center Sep 12
This is about becoming a state where don’t just get by, but are able to get ahead — expanding state *and* federal & programs help families cover basic needs like food, housing & healthcare.
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Budget Center Sep 12
While families at the top of the income ladder continue to do well, are struggling to afford basic needs. Expanding state *and* federal & is vital in order to help Californians with low incomes make ends meet.
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Budget Center Sep 12
At a time when more than 1 in 6 Californians can't afford basic needs like housing and food, expanding state *and* federal & programs provide an opportunity for to share in our state's prosperity.
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Center on Budget Sep 12
Women of color continue to face structural barriers to opportunity. The Tax Relief Act would expand the & the Child Tax Credit, helping over 16 million women of color:
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Budget Center Sep 11
California's uninsured rate stalled out in 2018, likely reflecting the impact of the Trump Administration's efforts to chip away at the Affordable Care Act.
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Budget Center Sep 11
That's right! A is an important first step to creating shared economic prosperity for Californians.
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