California Budget Project

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The California Budget Project (CBP) is a non-profit organization based in California that, according to its website, "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."

According to Shane Goldmacher at the Sacramento Bee, CBP "offers left-leaning analysis of California's budget."[1]

Push for higher taxes

A CPB report, The Top Ten Budget Myths … and the Truth, asserted that “General Fund spending is $21.5 billion below the baseline level projected by the Legislative Analyst’s Office in 2004.”

Critics argued that politicians in California advocating “revenue enhancements” were using reports from the CBP, which manipulates data to convince taxpayers that government needs to be bigger.[2]

External links


  1. Sacramento Bee, "California Budget Project joins the blogosphere," January 13, 2009
  2. "Legislators push for higher taxes," Cal Watchdog May 5, 2010