PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2014 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:51:20 PSTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications Implementing the Common Core State Standards in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1093 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PST California’s Transition to the Common Core State Standards: The State's Role in Local Capacity Building http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1092 <p>The Common Core State Standards are changing California classrooms. They are also altering the state’s role in K–12 education. This report compares California’s implementation strategy to those of other key states and outlines new ways for the California Department of Education to help districts improve student outcomes.</p> <p>This research is supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.haasjr.org/">Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund</a></span>.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PST Corrections Realignment and Data Collection in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1094 California’s corrections realignment created an opportunity to improve public safety, conserve public resources, and reduce recidivism. To realize these goals, counties need better and more accessible data to evaluate which corrections strategies are most effective. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PST PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1091 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>The share of Californians naming water and drought as the state’s most important issue has risen 13 points since last March.</li> <li>A strong majority of Californians say the income gap in the U.S. is widening; six in 10 adults say the government should do more to reduce income inequality.</li> <li>A record-high 65 percent of adults say immigrants are a benefit to the state; there is bipartisan support for immigration reform.</li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><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_Obama0314.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0314.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0314.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0314.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><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_Obama0314.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0314.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0314.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0314.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><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/DirectionState0314.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/EOCal0314.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionCountry0314.pdf">General Direction of Things in the United States</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/EOUS0314.pdf">Economic Outlook for the United States</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><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_DirectionState0314.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_EOCal0314.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionCountry0314.xls">General Direction of Things in the United States</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_EOUS0314.xls">Economic Outlook for the United States</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, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST Party Registration in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1090 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST From Community College to University: Expectations for California’s New Transfer Degrees http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1088 A California community college degree designed to streamline students’ admission to the California State University is leading to clearer pathways for transfer. But efforts to fully implement this reform still face a number of challenges. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST The Earned Income Tax Credit in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=925 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST Paying for Water in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1086 <p>California faces serious funding gaps in five key areas of water management—including safe drinking water in small, disadvantaged communities; flood protection; management of stormwater and other polluted runoff; aquatic ecosystem management; and integrated water management. These gaps amount to $2 billion to $3 billion a year. But bold efforts by state and local leaders can pave the way to sustainable solutions for California’s critical water resources.</p> <p> This research is supported with funding from the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.californiawaterfoundation.org/">California Water Foundation</a></span>, an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund.</p> <p><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"> Technical Appendices</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/314EHR_appendix.pdf">Appendix A. The Legal Framework<br /> <br /> Appendix B. Estimates of Water Sector Expenditures, Revenues, and Needs<br /> <br /> Appendix C. State General Obligation Bond Spending on Water<br /> <br /> Appendix D. Using the Water Fee Model to Assess Funding Alternatives<br /> <br /> Appendix E. Local Ballot Measures to Fund the Water System</a></p> <p><img border="0" alt="" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" /><span style="color: rgb(205, 113, 0); font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"> Data Sets</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/dataset.asp?p=1458">Data Set: State General Obligation Bond Spending on Water</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/dataset.asp?p=1459">Data Set: Local Water-Funding Ballot Measure</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PST The Food Stamp Program in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=870 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Latest Drought http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1087 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PST PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1085 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>A record-high 58 percent of Californians approve of Governor Brown’s job performance; a majority think Brown and the legislature will be able to work together this year. </li> <li> Bipartisan majorities support the governor’s 2014–15 budget plan and his proposed changes to the state’s rainy day fund. </li> <li>A strong majority of the state’s uninsured say they will obtain health insurance in 2014. </li> </ul> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><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_Obama0114.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0114.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0114.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0114.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Boxer0114.pdf">Senator Boxer</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Feinstein0114.pdf">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0114.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_YHR0114.pdf">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [PDF]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><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_Obama0114.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0114.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0114.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0114.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Boxer0114.xls">Senator Boxer</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Feinstein0114.xls">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0114.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_YHR0114.xls">Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives</a></span> [XLS]</p> <p align="left"><img border="0" src="http://www.ppic.org/content/images/double_arrow.jpg" alt="" /><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/DirectionState0114.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/EOCal0114.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="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_DirectionState0114.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_EOCal0114.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> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's State Budget: The Governor's Proposal http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=358 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=895 <p>California is forging ahead with major reforms on many fronts, including health care, corrections, and K–12 education. But it still 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST 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 beginning.</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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: Economy http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898 <p>California’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession. Although unemployment remains high and growth will be uneven, the state’s long-term economic prospects are strong.</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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: K-12 Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899 <p>California’s public schools are undergoing major changes: the state is implementing a new funding formula and adopting new academic standards. California needs to build on recent improvements.</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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: Population http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=900 <p>California’s population growth has slowed, but the state will still gain millions of residents over the next 20 years. In all areas of infrastructure and public services, this growth will lead to new demands.</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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=902 <p>California has made progress on water management. But 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: Higher Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=903 <p>California faces a serious shortfall in its supply of college-educated workers. Improving access to higher education and boosting the educational attainment of young adults will enhance economic growth throughout the state.</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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST California's Future: Housing http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=984 <p>California is recovering from the housing bubble, 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support.asp">PPIC’s Donor Circle</a></span> and the <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.sdbjrfoundation.org/">S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation</a></span>. </p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:00:00 PST