We look at recent program statistics and research on California Competes.
We explain our approach to evaluating tax expenditures.
We discuss the use of the California film tax credit programs to date.
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.
We discuss the Governor's May Revision proposal for a state earned income tax credit (EITC).
The Franchise Tax Board has posted its spring "exhibit" data, which contains information used by our office and the administration to understand state income tax collections.
In response to questions received during a January Senate budget hearing, we examine California's General Fund tax expenditures: tax deductions, credits, exclusions, and the like that reduce revenues below what they would be otherwise.