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Census Delays Complicate California’s Election Process March 3 2021 Delays in the 2020 Census due to COVID-19 mean that the state’s redistricting commission will set legislative boundaries later than originally planned, which could cause challenges for California’s election timelines.
Video: Improving the Health of California’s Freshwater Ecosystems March 1 2021 California’s freshwater ecosystems are in poor health, and the current approach for managing them is not working. Jeff Mount, senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center, describes a path for improving their condition to protect the benefits they bring.
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.
To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors February 25 2021 Seniors rely on the internet to check vaccine availability and set up appointments. Disparities in broadband access may compound challenges for many communities already hit hard by the pandemic.
Dual Admission Could Help More Students Transfer from Community College to State Universities February 19 2021 Under a proposed dual admission program, students who enroll in a California community college would be conditionally accepted to a state university. This could expand access to a bachelor’s degree and help address equity gaps in higher education.