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Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.
Californians and the November 2020 Election October 5 2020 California’s likely voters are anxious about the troubling state of affairs in the nation and state, with COVID-19, the economy, and wildfires among their chief concerns.
Video: Assessing Proposition 15 September 30 2020 David Goldberg of the California Teachers Association and Rachel Michelin of the California Retailers Association discuss arguments for and against a November ballot measure that would change tax assessment of commercial and industrial property, resulting in a “split roll” property tax.
Video: Californians and Education April 28 2020 PPIC’s Mark Baldassare and Alyssa Dykman discuss a new statewide survey that examines a variety of education issues, including concerns about school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School Funding, COVID-19, and the 2020 Election Year April 28 2020 Although many Californians prioritize K-12 schools for state spending, a looming recession could dampen support for ballot measures for school funding.