PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2016 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:28:20 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1174 <p>Coping with drought is a major challenge for the American West. The federal government is deeply involved in western water. The latest widespread drought has revealed both strengths and weaknesses in the federal role. This report proposes five pragmatic, near-term reforms that would enhance existing federal capacities and help western states better manage drought. </p> <p>Read a summary of the report’s <a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/216JMR_recommendations.pdf">policy recommendations</a>. </p> <p>This research was supported with funding from <a href="http://www.hewlett.org/">The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation</a>.</p> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1175 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are divided over Governor Brown’s budget plan—they are also split on how the state should use its budget surplus.</li> <li>Most prefer alternatives to the governor’s plan to fund transportation infrastructure projects by raising fees and taxes.</li> <li>Among Californians, Hillary Clinton has the highest favorability rating and Donald Trump has the highest unfavorability rating.</li> <li>A record-high share of Californians (43%) view terrorism and security as a big problem in the state.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Crosstabs</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_Adults0116.pdf">All Adults</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/Crosstabs_LikelyVoters0116.pdf">Likely Voters</a></span> [PDF]<br /> </p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0116.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0116.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0116.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0116.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Boxer0116.pdf">Senator Boxer</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Feinstein0116.pdf">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0116.pdf">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YHR0116.pdf">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama0116.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0116.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0116.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0116.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Boxer0116.xls">Senator Boxer</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Feinstein0116.xls">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0116.xls">Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YHR0116.xls">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-WEIGHT: bold"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState0116.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal0116.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0)"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState0116.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal0116.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1660#donor">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California’s State Budget: The Governor's Proposal http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895 <p>California is pursuing major reforms on many fronts, including health care, corrections, and K–12 education. But the state faces a wide array of challenges, from housing costs, to climate change and water management, to higher education funding. Policymakers—including California’s voters—need more and better information about the future consequences of policy choices made today. This multi-topic publication highlights the state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas:</p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Climate Change http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897 <p>California is charting new territory with its plans to reduce emissions. But the state also needs to address the effects of climate change that are already under way.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>. </p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Economy http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898 <p>California’s economy is returning to its long-term fundamentals—but median family income is still lagging and disparities persist.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: K-12 Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899 <p>The state and its public school districts are grappling with major changes in the way K–12 education is delivered, assessed, and funded.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900 <p>Although California’s population growth has slowed, the state will still gain millions of residents over the next 20 years. This growth will lead to new demands in all areas, from infrastructure to public services.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902 <p>California has made progress on water management. Population growth and climate change are likely to intensify the challenges, and solutions will require difficult and sometimes costly tradeoffs.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Higher Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903 <p>California faces a serious shortage of college-educated workers. Improving access to higher education and boosting the educational attainment of young adults will enhance the state’s economic growth.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Housing http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984 <p>California’s housing market is rebounding, but long-term issues remain: housing is expensive for most Californians, and new construction has to be balanced against the state’s environmental goals.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>. </p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Health Care http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020 <p>California has embraced federal health care reform, and the number of insured residents has increased significantly. But making the most of the Affordable Care Act will require years of oversight and adjustment.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>. </p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Corrections http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021 <p>California is making historic changes to its adult corrections system. These changes are having a substantial impact at the state, county, and community levels.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>. </p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Political Landscape http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079 <p>As its population grows more diverse, California is experimenting with a number of reforms to expand voter participation and make the state more governable.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Social Safety Net http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080 <p>California is making new investments in the safety net, but funding has not returned to pre-recession levels. Increased coordination among safety net programs remains an important policy goal.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights our state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in 11 key areas: </p><span style="font-weight: bold;"> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=897">climate change</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021">corrections</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898">economy</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1020">health care</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903">higher education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984">housing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899">K-12 education</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079">political landscape</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900">population</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080">social safety net</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902">water</a></li> </ul></span> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">PPIC Donor Circle</a></span>.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=261 Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PDT Child Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=721 Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PDT Probation in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1173 Mon, 7 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1171 <p><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are much more likely than adults nationwide to view global climate change as a very serious problem.</li> <li>Two in three Californians say the state is divided into haves and have-nots.</li> <li>Slightly more than half (54%) favor providing health care coverage for undocumented immigrants in California.</li> <li>Half prioritize new ideas and a different approach over experience and a proven record in a presidential candidate.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama1215.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown1215.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature1215.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress1215.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Obama1215.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown1215.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature1215.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress1215.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState1215.pdf">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOCal1215.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><span style="COLOR: rgb(205,113,0); FONT-STYLE: italic"> Time Trends for the Mood of Californians</span></span>: <br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionState1215.xls">General Direction of Things in California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOCal1215.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://irvine.org/">The James Irvine Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 2 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PDT Californians' Views on Global Warming http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1172 Tue, 1 Dec 2015 00:00:00 PDT