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Fiscal & Governance Reform

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Key findings from the current survey: A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in…

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California’s State Budget: The Enacted 2018–19 Budget

K–12 and higher education continue to see funding increases in this year’s budget. The plan also expands support for working Californians and the homeless, while…

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Proposition 13: 40 Years Later

Proposition 13 introduced sweeping changes to California’s property tax system. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Proposition 13—the landmark citizens’ initiative that limits the…

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The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism

Passed by voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 brought broad and significant changes to California’s criminal justice system. Undertaken in the wake of public safety…

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K–12 Reforms and California’s English Learner Achievement Gap

English Learner (EL) students have been a key part of California’s K–12 system for decades. They currently make up about 21 percent of the public…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely voters’ top choice in the state’s gubernatorial primary; Republican John Cox and Democrat Antonio…

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Political Reform and Moderation in California’s Legislature: Did Electoral Reforms Make State Representatives More Moderate?

California implemented several important election reforms at the start of this decade. Each was intended in part to promote more flexible, moderate decision-making among California’s…

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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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