Fiscal & Governance Reform
Proposition 57 is expected to reduce the prison population by more than 2,600 inmates in 2017‒18, with a net cost savings of nearly $40 million.
A little-noticed provision in the state budget could help University of California campuses improve their budgetary decision-making.
A new PPIC report examining California’s disappointing voter turnout was the focus of a briefing in Sacramento last week.
Despite uncertainty at the federal level, California is making steady progress toward creating a system to regulate the legal use of marijuana.
The state’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, is at the forefront of legal battles with Washington. Before a large crowd in Sacramento, Becerra talked about his strategy.
News and analysis of California policy issues from PPIC