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Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

This report reviews groundwater recharge efforts in the San Joaquin Valley, and proposes actions to increase recharge and reduce the valley’s groundwater deficit.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Key findings from the current survey: Californians are concerned about the threat of a mass shooting in their local schools, but a majority oppose arming…

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Immigrants and Political Engagement

A quarter of the nation’s immigrants live in California. California is home to 10.7 million immigrants, or about a quarter of all foreign-born residents living…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: In California’s gubernatorial race, Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa are in a virtual tie—but a quarter of likely…

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Californians and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will provide a comprehensive snapshot of California. Every 10 years, as required by the Constitution, the US government undertakes a systematic effort…

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Earned Income Tax Credits in California

Earned Income Tax Credits assist low- and moderate-income workers. The federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are designed to boost earnings, especially among…

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Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards: Early Evidence from California

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to transform science teaching and learning in K–12 schools in…

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Assessing California’s Redistricting Commission: Effects on Partisan Fairness and Competitiveness

The creation of the Citizen Redistricting Commission (CRC) in 2008 was a radical departure from California’s previous redistricting process, which had been directed by the…

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