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Budget Surplus Divides Californians

By Dean Bonner

Jun 2, 2022 ... Last month, Governor Newsom released a $300.7 billion spending plan and announced an estimated $97.5 billion state budget surplus as part of ...


Understanding the Effects of School Funding

By Julien Lafortune

In particular, Rauscher (2020) studies local capital bonds in California, finding positive effects specifically for low-income students. Similarly, Cellini, ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

Apr 13, 2022 ... Majorities of likely voters would vote yes on state and local bond measures for school construction projects while a majority would vote no ...


Equitable State Funding for School Facilities

By Julien Lafortune, Niu Gao

Mar 28, 2022 ... Moreover, SFP funding is generated from general obligation bonds, which must be approved by voters. California voters have approved five bonds ...


Targeted K–12 Funding and Student Outcomes

By Julien Lafortune

For example, districts receive additional revenues through parcel taxes, state lottery funding, local fees, and local bond issuances for capital projects.