PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2015 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:10:45 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications Undocumented Immigrants http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=818 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Successful Online Courses in California’s Community Colleges http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1152 <p>California's community colleges have taken the lead in online learning in the state. But students are less successful in online courses than they are in traditional ones. Taking a more data-driven, integrated, and systematic approach can improve course quality and student outcomes—but it’s not likely to lower costs.</p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the Donald Bren Foundation.</p> Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=261 Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Child Poverty in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=721 Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT Reforming California's Groundwater Management http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1106 Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1153 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Public concern about the drought is at a record high: 69 percent of Californians say their regional water supply is a big problem. </li> <li>A solid majority favor the governor’s budget (73%) and his state Earned Income Tax Credit proposal (60%). </li> <li>Californians are divided on extending Proposition 30 tax increases. A solid majority (70%) favor increasing cigarette taxes, but fewer than half support other tax proposals. </li> <li>Most California adults (67%) and public school parents (65%) say unvaccinated children should not attend public school. A large majority (87%) say vaccines are at least somewhat safe. </li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Obama0515.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0515.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0515.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0515.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; 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_Obama0515.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0515.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0515.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0515.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="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Mood of Californians</span>:<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionState0515.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/EOCal0515.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_DirectionState0515.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_EOCal0515.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> Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT Realignment, Incarceration, and Crime Trends in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1151 Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT The Earned Income Tax Credit in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=925 Tue, 5 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s Political Reforms: A Brief History http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1147 <p>How does political reform happen in California? This report explores the dynamics that led to recent redistricting and primary system overhauls. It finds that the keys to success or failure are the coalitions policymakers build—and the tools they can use to fight or promote reform. </p> <p>This research was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's County Jails http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1061 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1149 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>A strong majority of Californians support the Local Control Funding Formula; fewer than half favor the Common Core State Standards. </li> <li>Most public school parents say they have heard nothing at all about the Smarter Balanced assessments. </li> <li>Half of Californians say the state’s budget situation is a big problem for K–12 education and six in 10 say state funding for local schools is not enough. </li> <li>Two-thirds of adults and about half of likely voters would vote yes on a state or local bond measure to fund school construction projects. </li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"> Job Approval Ratings</span>: <br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0415.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0415.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-style: italic; 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_Brown0415.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0415.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p>This survey was supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>, <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1149 ">The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation</a></span>, the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://silvergiving.org/">Silver Giving Foundation</a></span>, and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.stuartfoundation.org/">Stuart Foundation</a></span>.</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT Californians' Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1150 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT Alternatives to Incarceration in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1146 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT Parcel Taxes as a Local Revenue Source in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1145 <p>Local government authority is growing in corrections, school funding, and other areas in California, putting pressure on localities to diversify revenue sources. As a result, the parcel tax may become an increasingly important fiscal tool in the state. </p> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Donald Bren Foundation.</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT Parcel Taxes as a Local Revenue Source in California, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1148 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Changing Prison Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=702 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT Are California’s Schools Ready for Online Testing and Learning? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1144 Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130 <p>Managing water remains one of the great challenges for California. Population growth, a shifting climate, and declining ecosystem health are putting pressure on the state’s water supply and flood management systems. New policies are needed to address these challenges. This publication highlights some of the most pressing issues, including: </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131">Climate change and water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132">Managing droughts</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133">Paying for water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134">Preparing for floods</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136">Storing water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137">Water for cities</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1139">Water for the environment</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1140">Water for farms</a></span></li> </ul> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>.</p> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Climate Change and Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131 <p>California’s climate is warming and becoming more variable. These changing conditions must be integrated into all facets of water management.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights the state’s most pressing water management issues in nine key areas: </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131">Climate change and water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132">Managing droughts</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133">Paying for water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134">Preparing for floods</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136">Storing water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137">Water for cities</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1139">Water for the environment</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1140">Water for farms</a></span></li> </ul> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a>.</span></p> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT California’s Water: Managing Drought http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132 <p> California is prone to multi-year droughts. Diverse approaches are needed to manage water supply and the environment during dry periods.</p> <p>This publication is part of a <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1130">briefing kit</a></span> that highlights the state’s most pressing water management issues in nine key areas: </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1131">Climate change and water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1132">Managing droughts</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133">Paying for water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134">Preparing for floods</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135">The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136">Storing water</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137">Water for cities</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1139">Water for the environment</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1140">Water for farms</a></span></li> </ul> <p>We gratefully acknowledge the support of the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a>.</span></p> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT