Fiscal & Governance Reform
Video: Fiscal Realities for Local Government Mary Severance September 23 2020 Mayors Kevin Faulconer of San Diego and Libby Schaaf of Oakland discuss how they are approaching the budget challenges and economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video: How Greater Vote-by-Mail Influences California Voter Turnout Stephanie Barton September 16 2020 Researchers Eric McGhee and Mindy Romero discuss their analysis of what expanded mail voting could mean for voter turnout this November and beyond.
Commentary: New Approach Needed to Protect Health of California’s Rivers Ted Grantham, Jeffrey Mount September 14 2020 In the face of the changing climate, biodiversity loss, and continuing conflict over water, California urgently needs to rethink how it manages water for the environment. Restoring seasonal flows to rivers can help.
How Different Would California’s Elections Be If 17-Year-Olds Could Vote? Eric McGhee September 10 2020 A November ballot measure that would lower the state’s voting age for primary and special elections could result in modest—though in some cases still consequential—shifts in the electorate’s demographics.
Providing Meals for School Children as COVID-19 Persists Niu Gao, Caroline Danielson September 9 2020 The US Department of Agriculture recently announced that it would continue to waive certain restrictions on school meals for the rest of 2020. This extends a key support for many California children, regardless of whether they are in school or learning remotely.