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The California Budget & Policy Center continued our Policy Perspectives Speakers Series with Making Ends Meet: Policy Prospects This Year and Beyond for Promoting Economic Security in California.

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Slide decks presented at the event:

The 2018-19 May Revision and This Year’s Budget Debate

Making Ends Meet: How Public Policies Can Help Promote Economic Security


This event included two sessions:

Part I

Briefing on the Governor’s Revised Budget

The Budget Center team of analysts presented our “first look” analysis of Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision to his proposed spending plan for 2018-19, the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018. This part highlighted the key components of the revised budget and the implications for our state.

Part II

Making Ends Meet: How Public Policies Can Help Promote Economic Security

  • Gina Da Silva, Government Affairs Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center
  • Mary Ignatius, Statewide Organizer, Parent Voices
  • Anya Lawler, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Sara Kimberlin, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center

This expert panel explored how state budget and policy choices can help low- and middle-income Californians achieve economic security as well as discuss the threats posed by emerging federal proposals. The panel highlighted findings from our Making Ends Meet analysis, which shows how households across our state struggle to afford a basic family budget even amid a growing California economy.


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