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Health & Human Services

California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely voters’ top choice in the state’s gubernatorial primary; Republican John Cox and Democrat Antonio…

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Californians and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will provide a comprehensive snapshot of California. Every 10 years, as required by the Constitution, the US government undertakes a systematic effort…

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Earned Income Tax Credits in California

Earned Income Tax Credits assist low- and moderate-income workers. The federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are designed to boost earnings, especially among…

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The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

CalFresh is the largest food assistance program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—called CalFresh in California and sometimes known as food stamps—is the largest food…

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The CalWORKs Program

CalWORKs is a key component of California’s safety net for low-income families. Established in 1998, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program…

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The Affordable Care Act in California

The Affordable Care Act made major changes to federal health policy. Passed in 2010 with most provisions going into effect in 2014, the Affordable Care…

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California’s Future

Major change at the federal level and increasing pressure from demographic and economic forces are pushing California into uncharted territory. Wide-ranging critical issues—our environment, our…

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