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photo - Worried Woman Looking at BillsCalifornia’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

As California emerges from the COVID-19 shutdown, the social safety net can play a key role in facilitating an equitable recovery. Evidence from the last…

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photo - Subsidence Repair on Aqueduct in Kern County, California - Pixel CA DWR AI_Subsidence_0000_03_09_0243Paying for California’s Water System

Most funding for California’s water system comes from local water bills and taxes. During droughts and recessions, revenues decline, making it harder for water agencies…

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photo - Filing Glass with Water from Kitchen TapWater Affordability

With the cost of supplying water growing in many parts of the state, an affordability crisis is brewing—both for families facing higher bills and communities…

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: Nearly six in ten likely voters say they would vote to keep Governor Newsom in a recall election.…

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photo - Doctor Listening to Patient's Heart in HospitalHealth Care Reform in California

Coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act likely kept many Californians insured in 2020.

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photo - Doctor Listening to Heart of Young Patient in Exam RoomImmigrants and Health in California

Immigrants and their families have limited health care coverage, even as many face disproportionate health risks, especially during the pandemic.

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photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Returning to SchoolPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Key findings from the current survey include: More than eight in ten Californians think K–12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most…

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photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction OnlineDistance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Learning gaps are a growing concern after a year of online instruction. During the pandemic, uneven distribution of resources may have widened gaps and led…

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