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Fiscal & Governance Reform

photo - Waterfall at the Sacramento River Headwaters How Water Agencies Could Catalyze Headwater Forest Management Forest managers, community and environmental stakeholders, and policymakers alike have called for an increase in the pace and scale of proactive forest management to prevent extreme wildfires. Could water agencies lead the effort? Read More
photo - California State Capitol and Palm Trees What’s Wrong with the Recall? An overwhelming majority of California likely voters say it is a good thing that there is a process for recalling elected officials. But more than two-thirds say the current recall is a waste of money, and a similar share say the recall process should be changed. Read More
photo - UCLA Students Walking on Campus What Are the Consequences of Limiting Nonresident Students at UC? The state legislature’s plan to limit nonresident enrollment at the University of California could mean more seats for resident students, but it also raises important financial considerations for the system. Read More
photo - American Voters California’s Politically Invisible California voters are older, better educated, wealthier, and more likely to be white than Californians who don’t vote. This gap between the voting public and Californians as a whole can make election results unrepresentative. Read More
photo - Teacher Helping Student In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School We talked with Dr. Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools for El Dorado County, about how his mostly rural districts weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and handled the return to in-person instruction. Read More
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