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California Budget & Policy Center

  • Sacramento, CA
  • http://www.calbudgetcenter.org

Mission Statement

The California Budget Project engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.

Main Programs

  1. Public Policy Analysis
  2. Outreach and Training
  3. Economic/Labor Market Research
Service Areas

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California

California

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2012

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Mr. Christopher Hoene

Keywords

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budget, public policy, California, economy

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Also Known As

Budget Center

EIN

68-0346784

 Number

6633702218

Physical Address

1107 9th Street, Suite 310

Sacramento, 95814 3608

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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The CBP believes that information can help give voice to those who often go unheard in budget and policy debates.  “Knowledge,” as the saying goes, “is power.”  Since 1995, the CBP has worked to make the budget more understandable and to shed light on how budget and related policy decisions can affect the lives of low- and middle-income Californians.

Four core principles guide the work of the CBP:Independence: The CBP provides fact-based, nonpartisan analyses of state fiscal and tax policies and their implications for all Californians, especially low- and middle-income residents.

Fairness and Equity: The CBP’s work is grounded in the fundamental belief that government should work to improve the lives of the people it serves. The CBP maintains a deep commitment to ensuring that public policies and programs respond effectively to the needs and interests of lower-income individuals, families, and communities throughout California.

Integrity: The CBP conducts its work with the highest level of intellectual honesty, accuracy, and objectivity in order to effectively inform state fiscal, tax, and other public policies.

Empowerment: The CBP provides accessible, useable, and timely information on state fiscal, tax, and related public policies in order to expand civic engagement in policy debates.

Through its published analyses, educational activities, and technical assistance, the CBP is a resource for advocates, community leaders, policymakers, and members of the media.  The CBP’s work is widely regarded as timely, reliable, and accessible.  CBP staff are frequent speakers at meetings and conferences throughout the state.  The CBP also offers an active training program on the state budget, budget process, and fiscal policy issues.

Programs

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Program 1

Public Policy Analysis

The California Budget Project analyzes the
impact of budget and policy programs on California’s communities,
families, and children.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Outreach and Training

The California Budget Project engages in an active program of outreach and training aimed at building the capacity of underrepresented individuals and organizations to participate effectively in budget and policy debates.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Economic/Labor Market Research

The California Budget Project analyzes the impact of economic and labor market trends with a focus on their impact of the social and economic well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

California

Funding Needs

The California Budget Project welcomes your support and/or inquiries. Please visit our website at www.cbp.org.

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CALIFORNIA BUDGET & POLICY CENTER FORMERLY CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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California Budget & Policy Center

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Principal Officer

Mr. Christopher Hoene

BIO

Chris Hoene became the CBP’s executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of strategic leadership in state and local policy research and advocacy. Prior to joining the CBP, he was director of the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local
and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, governance, housing, sustainability, and infrastructure. Mr. Hoene previously worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Public Policy Institute of California. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for his service and expertise in the areas of public policy and government. Mr. Hoene holds a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Paul Rosenstiel

De La Rosa & Co.

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