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photo - Old Lady in Soup Kitchen LinePoverty in California

Nearly one in six Californians lack enough resources to meet basic needs. Altogether, more than a third of Californians are living in or near poverty.

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photo - Joshua Trees and Yellow Wildflowers in the Mojave DesertPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

Key findings from the current survey include: One in four Californians name water supply and drought as the state’s top environmental issue; 63% say water…

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photo - Student Building Furniture with Help From TeacherImproving Career Education Pathways into California’s Workforce

COVID-19 hit workers with less education hardest, underscoring the need for public investments in workforce training. In this report, we describe student pathways through career…

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photo - Young Girl Visiting PediatricianHealth Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants: An Update

COVID-19 has revealed how gaps in health care coverage among immigrants can put the health of entire communities at risk. This report updates findings on…

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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 - 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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