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California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery July 22 2021 Job growth and wage gains, especially in the leisure and hospitality sector, show that some hard-hit California workers are benefitting from the current recovery.
Enrollment Increases Will Require More Housing for UC and CSU Students July 14 2021 Increased enrollment at the University of California and California State University is good news for our state. But as campuses enroll more students, housing those students can be a challenge.
How Wood Products Could Lower the Cost of Forest Management July 12 2021 California’s forests need thinning to reduce wildfire risk and protect precious water supplies, but who will pay for the work? Selling wood products could stretch the state’s budget—and provide valuable employment opportunities.
Californians Want Policies that Close the Gap between Rich and Poor July 8 2021 About two in three Californians—including majorities across regions and demographic groups—say that the state should do more to reduce income inequality.
Building Capacity for Long-term Forest Stewardship July 6 2021 California urgently needs to improve the health of its headwater forests—both to prevent future catastrophic wildfires and to protect its water supply. Local partnerships can be part of the solution.