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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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California’s Changing Prison Population

After decreasing dramatically, California’s prison population has stabilized. California’s prison population peaked at nearly 163,000 in 2006; public safety realignment in 2011 and subsequent reforms…

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California’s Changing Parole Population

Realignment shrank the parole population … The number of parolees under active supervision—that is, those whose whereabouts are known and are not facing revocation for…

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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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The CalWORKs Program

CalWORKs is a key component of California’s safety net for low-income families. Established in 1998, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program…

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The Affordable Care Act in California

The Affordable Care Act made major changes to federal health policy. Passed in 2010 with most provisions going into effect in 2014, the Affordable Care…

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California’s Future

Major change at the federal level and increasing pressure from demographic and economic forces are pushing California into uncharted territory. Wide-ranging critical issues—our environment, our…

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