Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D Equipment: An Update March 3, 2017

On March 1, 2017, BOE reported that taxpayers claimed an estimated $165 million of these tax exemptions in 2016—a 6% increase from 2015.


September 2016 Jobs Report November 5, 2016

We discuss data from the September 2016 state and metro area jobs report, most of which was released during the month of October.


Equipment Sales Tax Exemption Falls Short of Projection August 25, 2015

We discuss new data on forgone state General Fund revenue resulting from the partial sales tax exemption on certain sales of manufacturing and R&D equipment.


2014 GDP Growth: California Outperforms Nation June 26, 2015

2014 California GDP growth outpaced the nation's in most economic sectors.