Fiscal & Governance Reform
Gavin Newsom, California’s lieutenant governor and a candidate for governor, says the most important issues facing the state are debt and demographics, energy and climate change, and the future of work.
With the nation focused on a range of contentious issues, the September PPIC Statewide Survey provides a California perspective.
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.
News and analysis of California policy issues from PPIC