PPIC's Publications RSS Feedhttp://www.ppic.org/en-usCopyright 2015 PPIC All Rights Reserved.Thu, 28 May 2015 11:56:51 PDTPublic Policy Institute of California : Publications 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, Summary http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1148 Wed, 15 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 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 California’s Water: Paying for Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1133 <p>Sustainable solutions by state and local leaders are needed to close serious funding gaps in some areas 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: Preparing for Floods http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1134 <p> One in five residents and $725 billion in structures are vulnerable to flooding. New tools are needed to reduce these risks.</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: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1135 <p>The Delta is the deteriorating, fragile hub of California’s water supply system. Critical decisions about its future are pending.</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: Storing Water http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1136 <p>California can improve the management of reservoirs and groundwater basins to better prepare for droughts and manage floods.</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: Water for Cities http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1137 <p>California’s urban water users are adapting to an increasing population and a growing economy by diversifying supplies and reducing demand.</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: Water for the Environment http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=1139 <p>River and wetland ecosystems in California are declining. Major investments and novel approaches are needed to improve ecosystem health. </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