February 11, 2022 - In this post, we analyze the Governor’s proposal to provide food assistance to currently ineligible immigrants aged 55 and older. First, we provide some essential background on California’s food assistance programs, then we describe the Governor’s proposed expansion, and finally provide an analysis of the proposal as well as issues for legislative consideration.
March 25, 2020 - This post describes key actions taken to increase Californians' access to food in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We focus on key actions taken by the state and federal government through April 10, 2020.
February 4, 2021 - This handout highlights California's major nutrition access programs, related federal and state actions in response to COVID-19, and the Governor's CalFresh-related proposals in the 2021-22 budget.
November 17, 2020 - Senate Committee on Human Services
March 11, 2014 - Presented to Senate Human Services Committee and Assembly Human Services Committee
February 22, 2023 - In this post, we provide some basic background on the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program followed by an overview and assessment of the Governor’s CalWORKs budget proposals.
April 25, 1995 - Personal Responsibility Act of 1995: Fiscal Effect on California
April 25, 1995 - In March 1995, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4-the Personal Responsibility Act (PRA) of 1995. If enacted, it would repeal or amend the provisions of several major public assistance programs and replace them with several block grants.