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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Lauren Mora, Deja Thomas

Key findings include: Adam Schiff leads over Steve Garvey in the US Senate race; likely voters prefer the Democratic to the Republican candidate in House races. Californians support the governor’s May Revision to the budget but have mixed views on proposals to manage the budget shortfall. Majorities oppose ballot measures that impact state and local governments’ ability to raise revenues.

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Who Works from Home?

By Hans Johnson, Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in remote work. We examine the demographics of remote work in California and how it varies by education, income, age, and race/ethnicity.

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Replenishing Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley: 2024 Update

By Caitlin Peterson, Ellen Hanak, Zaira Joaquín Morales

How much progress has been made on groundwater recharge in the San Joaquin Valley since 2017? This report shares the details of our latest groundwater recharge survey, which we conducted in 2023.

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Remote Work Is Reshaping the California Labor Market

By Sarah Bohn, Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee

Remote and hybrid work arrangements are five times more common today than before the pandemic. We examine what this could mean for labor force participation, overall employment growth, and other key facets of California's economy.

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California’s Higher Education Funding Landscape

By Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson, Iwunze Ugo

What is in store for higher education funding when pandemic supports end? A new report examines the potential near-term challenges due to a shrinking student base and massive state deficit. It also discusses how institutions are preparing for budget shortfalls, noting that higher tuition at four-year colleges could create difficulties for many students and their families.

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