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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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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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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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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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