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Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
What Approval Ratings Say about Recalling Governor Newsom February 2 2021 Governor Newsom could potentially face a recall election this year. But PPIC’s new statewide survey suggests that California voters currently are unlikely to remove him from office.
Video: A Conversation with Cabinet Secretary Ana Matosantos December 18 2020 Ana Matosantos, cabinet secretary to Governor Newsom, talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps California is taking to foster a strong economic recovery.
Diversity in the California Statehouse December 17 2020 White lawmakers account for a disproportionately large share of the legislature, while Latinos are underrepresented. But the legislature has gotten more diverse in recent years.
Where California Stands with Women in the Legislature November 19 2020 Following the 2020 election, women will account for about one-third of California’s state legislators—as they did before the election. This is a smaller share than in neighboring states.