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Fiscal & Governance Reform
Seven in Ten Californians Support State-Funded Preschool May 6 2021 With most Californians saying preschool education is important but expensive, a strong majority believe the state government should fund voluntary preschool programs for all four-year olds.
Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools April 30 2021 An expert panel discusses new PPIC research on how K–12 districts across the state have handled distance learning amid the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video: Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election April 21 2021 PPIC’s Eric McGhee discusses new research on how changes to election policies and processes affected voter turnout in California and the nation.
Video: A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber April 14 2021 Secretary of State Weber discusses her longstanding commitment to broadening voter participation and talks about how California can continue to boost turnout.
New Bail Ruling Could Affect Tens of Thousands of Californians April 13 2021 A recent California Supreme Court ruling forbids keeping arrestees in jail because they cannot afford to pay bail. What are the potential implications for the state’s criminal justice system?