Jean Ross

California Budget Project

Guest

Executive Director of the California Budget Project, a nonprofit organization that analyzes how state fiscal policy affects low and middle income communities

Jean Ross on KCRW

Governor Brown stunned the legislature and the rest of Sacramento today by releasing next year's  proposed budget  almost a week early.

Governor Brown and the Accidental Budget

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Politics and Finance in a World-Class Economy

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California's dependence on wealthy taxpayers brought some good news this week with  $6.6 billion in new revenue .

Live by the Rich, Die by the Rich

California's dependence on wealthy taxpayers brought some good news this week with $6.6 billion in new revenue .

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