What COVID-19 Budget Cuts Mean for Public Safety Spending Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom May 22 2020 The sharp decline in state revenues means county sheriff and probation departments will have less funding to provide supervision and programming for certain individuals who are in jail or on probation.
Public Higher Education in California Faces a Fiscal Crisis Kevin Cook, Hans Johnson May 20 2020 With a sharp decline in state revenues due to COVID-19, California’s public colleges and universities face significant funding cuts that could reduce student access and services.
Video: Californians and Education Stephanie Barton 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 Mark Baldassare 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.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Test the State’s Budget Reserves Radhika Mehlotra, Jennifer Paluch April 20 2020 State reserve policies enacted since the Great Recession have boosted the capacity of California’s budget to weather a downturn, but a major recession due to COVID-19 would pose significant fiscal challenges.