PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2015 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:24:05 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1143 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are worried about the water supply in their part of the state and say that people in their region are not doing enough to respond to the drought. </li> <li>Many share the governor’s concern about the state’s roads and bridges; fewer support tax increases to fund improvements. </li> <li>Most favor using state budget surpluses to restore higher education funding, but only if tuition and fees do not increase. </li> <li>Support for legalizing marijuana (53%) is at its highest point; more than half of Californians would not be bothered if a legal marijuana store opened in their neighborhood. </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_Obama0315.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0315.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0315.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0315.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_Obama0315.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0315.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0315.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0315.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/DirectionState0315.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/EOCal0315.pdf">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/DirectionCountry0315.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/EOUS0315.pdf">Economic Outlook for the United States</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_DirectionState0315.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_EOCal0315.xls">Economic Outlook for California</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_DirectionCountry0315.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_EOUS0315.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, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Corrections Infrastructure Spending in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1142 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Policy Priorities for Managing Drought http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1141 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Implementing California’s School Funding Formula: Will High-Need Students Benefit? http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1127 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Implementing Local Accountability in California’s Schools: The First Year of Planning http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1128 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Low-Income Students and School Meal Programs in California http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1129 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 00:00:00 PDT Enrollment in Health and Nutrition Safety Net Programs among California's Children http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1126 <p>This report examines statewide trends in safety net program enrollment and also explores drivers of participation across counties. It finds that increased county resources, such as higher staffing and state funding, help to boost participation. It also discusses the benefits of streamlining administration across programs.</p> <p> This research was supported with funding from the <a href="http://www.blueshieldcafoundation.org/">Blue Shield of California Foundation</a>.</p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT 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_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 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 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_detail.asp?i=1654 ">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Economy http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=898 <p> Although unemployment remains high and growth continues to be uneven, California’s economy is on the upswing—and its 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_detail.asp?i=1654 ">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: K-12 Education http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=899 <p>California is implementing a new funding formula and adopting new academic standards for its public schools. As these reforms take hold, school districts around the state are grappling with fundamental 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT 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_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 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. 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_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT 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_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 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, but there are many questions about its impact on the state. 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Corrections http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1021 <p>California is pursuing 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href=" http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654 ">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Political Landscape http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1079 <p>After years of turmoil, California’s political system is at a crossroads. As its population grows more diverse, the state is experimenting with a number of reforms to expand voter participation and make California 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT California's Future: Social Safety Net http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1080 <p> As the state’s economic outlook improves, some safety net funding is being restored—but family incomes are lagging behind the recovery and need remains high. Increased coordination among services and 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 <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/main/support_detail.asp?i=1654">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> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1125 <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Some findings of the current survey:</span></p> <ul> <li>Californians are starting 2015 on an optimistic note: majorities see the state headed in the right direction and are hopeful that elected leaders will work together.</li> <li>Partisans are divided over whether the state should use its budget surplus to pay down debt and build up the reserve or to restore social services.</li> <li>Californians support increased funding for higher education but also want existing funds to be spent more wisely.</li> <li>Most Californians see crime as a problem in their communities, and a majority think that minorities are not treated equally by the criminal justice system—blacks are especially likely to hold this view.</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_Obama0115.pdf">President Obama</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Brown0115.pdf">Governor Brown</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_CalLegislature0115.pdf">California State Legislature</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Congress0115.pdf">U.S. Congress</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Boxer0115.pdf">Senator Boxer</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_Feinstein0115.pdf">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [PDF]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/other/APR_YCL0115.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_YHR0115.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_Obama0115.xls">President Obama</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Brown0115.xls">Governor Brown</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_CalLegislature0115.xls">California State Legislature</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Congress0115.xls">U.S. Congress</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Boxer0115.xls">Senator Boxer</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_Feinstein0115.xls">Senator Feinstein</a></span> [XLS]<br /> <span style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"><a href="http://www.ppic.org/content/data/TimeTrend_APR_YCL0115.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_YHR0115.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/DirectionState0115.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/EOCal0115.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_DirectionState0115.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_EOCal0115.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, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT