September 2017 State Revenues October 5, 2017

We have received preliminary data on September 2017 collections of the state's major taxes.


August 2017 State Revenues September 18, 2017

We have received preliminary data from the tax agencies on August 2017 collections of the state's major tax revenues.


August 2017 State Jobs Report September 15, 2017

Nonfarm payroll jobs declined in August, as growth in the labor force contributed to a rise in the state's jobless rate.


Census Bureau Poverty Statistics Published September 12, 2017

According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which considers the cost of housing and other factors, California's poverty levels are much higher than in the rest of the country.


August 2017 Cap-and-Trade Auction Results August 23, 2017

We discuss the results of the August 2017 cap-and-trade auction.


California's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Expansion July 13, 2017

Recent budget legislation--expected to be signed soon by the Governor--expands California's EITC program.


Proposition 56: An Initial Look at Cigarette Sales July 7, 2017

We take a look at the initial declines in existing cigarette tax collections after imposition of the new taxes of Proposition 56.


June 2017 State Tax Collections July 3, 2017

We have begun to receive preliminary data on state tax collections during June, a major state tax collection month.


Recent Trends in Housing Affordability June 22, 2017

We look at recent trends in housing affordability in some of California's largest metropolitan regions.


How Will Aging Baby Boomers Affect Future Property Tax Revenues? June 20, 2017

A coming surge in home sales by aging homeowners should boost local government property tax collections. These gains, however, are likely to be offset by an increase in the transfer of homes from parents to children which, unlike most home sales, does not trigger higher tax payments.


May 2017 State Tax Collections June 9, 2017

We have received preliminary information from the state's tax agencies on California's May 2017 major state tax collections.


April 2017 State Jobs Report May 31, 2017

Federal and state labor agencies released California's April 2017 state jobs report on May 19. Additional information on metropolitan area jobs was released by the federal government on May 31.


May 2017 Cap-and-Trade Auction Results May 24, 2017

The Air Resources Board released a summary of the results of the May 2017 cap-and-trade auction.


2017 May Revision: Background on Revenue Issues May 24, 2017

We provide additional detail on several key revenue issues in the May Revision, including administration estimates of capital gains and Proposition 30 revenues.


2017 May Revision: LAO Revenue Outlook May 12, 2017

We discuss our updated state revenue outlook, released as part of our response to the Governor's 2017 May Revision.