Most coastal counties are meeting or nearly meeting their production goals. On the flip side, home building in the state’s inland areas has fallen short of targets. Rather than suggesting that home building levels are sufficient in California’s coastal areas, the fact that permitting has kept pace with targets in these areas may suggest that these production goals do not reflect the full extent of demand for housing in these areas. Production goals likely need to be higher if the high cost of and intense competition for housing in these areas is to be curbed.
California's sales tax rates are among the highest in the U.S., but different comparisons generate different rankings for California, ranging from second-highest to 11th-highest in the nation.
This post is an introduction to our blog series on California's new minimum wage.
We discuss the statewide minimum wage increase that will occur on January 1, 2017.
We discuss how the low-wage share of workers varies across California's regions.
We discuss various characteristics of California's low-wage workers.
We discuss California low-wage workers' family sizes and incomes.
We provide our updated Proposition 30/55 revenue estimates.
We examine reasons behind lower-than-expected growth in assessed property values.