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State Budget Update: Lawmakers Propose ‘Old Fashioned Tax and Spend Budget’

With the turning of the page on the calendar to May comes the anticipated arrival of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “May Revise” budget plan, which should be released around May 10. The May Revise is the governor’s updated budget plan taking into account the state’s latest economic forecasts and cash receipts.  ...
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Newsom’s housing bonds: Another failed-policy redux

According to the governor’s announcement, among other things the initiative would, “Amend the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), leading to at least $1 billion every year in local assistance for housing and residential services for people experiencing mental illness and substance use disorders, and allowing MHSA funds to serve people with ...
California

Based on Past Results, Newsom’s Latest Homeless Plan Likely Won’t Work

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off his latest State of the State tour with a focus on homelessness. We wish his upbeat attitude inspired us, but it’s hard to have faith. In 2004, as mayor of San Francisco, he promised that he would end the ...
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Anti-camping ordinances or Housing First programs?

It’s no surprise to any resident that, for more than a decade, a disproportionate share of the homeless population has been living in California, and that number continues to grow. We see it every day: on the way to work, dropping our kids off at school, enjoying a nice dinner ...
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Previewing Gov. Newsom’s Political Roadshow State of the State

The Associated Press reports that “Newsom plans to fulfill his constitutional requirement by sending a letter to the State Legislature” instead of delivering the usual speech at the State Capitol. Part of me felt a little nostalgic by the news.  I’ve had the chance to work on both sides of ...
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Where is all the money going for homeless in California?

For years, PRI’s scholars have been watchdogs for how state government is spending billions of tax dollars on programs aimed at alleviating the state’s homeless problem. In their recent report, PRI’s Kerry Jackson and Wayne Winegarden analyzed the effectiveness of Project Homekey, the state’s primary program to fund the conversion ...
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A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — ...
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Is lefty San Francisco moving in a rightward direction?

Apparently, everyone has a breaking point and for San Franciscans things broke around COVID-19. While public schools shut down amid the pandemic and parents were openly frustrated, the school board took several actions that landed it on the wrong side of voters. That led to the recall of three members ...
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And So It Came To Bass …

“I ran for mayor to urgently confront the crises our hometown faces,” Bass tweeted. “To the people of Los Angeles, my message is this: We are going to solve homelessness.” Earlier this year Bass said “the bottom line is people will not be allowed to live on the streets. There ...
California

Project Homekey is expensive and ineffective. Let’s shift to much more promising policies.

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Last month, San Diego officials announced that the county and city will be receiving nearly $12 million in state Project Homekey funds to build housing for the homeless. It’s a publicly funded program that will, no doubt, be celebrated in the halls of government as a ...
Blog

Read about latest Sacramento overspending

State Budget Update: Lawmakers Propose ‘Old Fashioned Tax and Spend Budget’

With the turning of the page on the calendar to May comes the anticipated arrival of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “May Revise” budget plan, which should be released around May 10. The May Revise is the governor’s updated budget plan taking into account the state’s latest economic forecasts and cash receipts.  ...
Blog

Newsom’s housing bonds: Another failed-policy redux

According to the governor’s announcement, among other things the initiative would, “Amend the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), leading to at least $1 billion every year in local assistance for housing and residential services for people experiencing mental illness and substance use disorders, and allowing MHSA funds to serve people with ...
California

Based on Past Results, Newsom’s Latest Homeless Plan Likely Won’t Work

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off his latest State of the State tour with a focus on homelessness. We wish his upbeat attitude inspired us, but it’s hard to have faith. In 2004, as mayor of San Francisco, he promised that he would end the ...
Blog

Anti-camping ordinances or Housing First programs?

It’s no surprise to any resident that, for more than a decade, a disproportionate share of the homeless population has been living in California, and that number continues to grow. We see it every day: on the way to work, dropping our kids off at school, enjoying a nice dinner ...
Blog

Previewing Gov. Newsom’s Political Roadshow State of the State

The Associated Press reports that “Newsom plans to fulfill his constitutional requirement by sending a letter to the State Legislature” instead of delivering the usual speech at the State Capitol. Part of me felt a little nostalgic by the news.  I’ve had the chance to work on both sides of ...
Blog

Where is all the money going for homeless in California?

For years, PRI’s scholars have been watchdogs for how state government is spending billions of tax dollars on programs aimed at alleviating the state’s homeless problem. In their recent report, PRI’s Kerry Jackson and Wayne Winegarden analyzed the effectiveness of Project Homekey, the state’s primary program to fund the conversion ...
Blog

A California Homeless Christmas Carol

My brother’s phone was dead — really dead. But his exacting and obsessive nature wouldn’t permit him move on. A few days earlier, he had lost his phone along with several credit cards. Technology being what it is, his wife’s phone was able to pinpoint exactly where it was — ...
Blog

Is lefty San Francisco moving in a rightward direction?

Apparently, everyone has a breaking point and for San Franciscans things broke around COVID-19. While public schools shut down amid the pandemic and parents were openly frustrated, the school board took several actions that landed it on the wrong side of voters. That led to the recall of three members ...
Blog

And So It Came To Bass …

“I ran for mayor to urgently confront the crises our hometown faces,” Bass tweeted. “To the people of Los Angeles, my message is this: We are going to solve homelessness.” Earlier this year Bass said “the bottom line is people will not be allowed to live on the streets. There ...
California

Project Homekey is expensive and ineffective. Let’s shift to much more promising policies.

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Last month, San Diego officials announced that the county and city will be receiving nearly $12 million in state Project Homekey funds to build housing for the homeless. It’s a publicly funded program that will, no doubt, be celebrated in the halls of government as a ...
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