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Lessons from the Drought

Mar 16, 2015 ... State Should Improve Water-use Information, Promote Conservation, Strengthen Environmental Management · Manage water more tightly, with better ...

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California’s Higher Education Angst

Pluralities across demographic groups think California will suffer from a shortage of college-educated workers in the future. “This makes for a high-anxiety ...

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California’s Chronic Budget Blues

“Many Californians feel they have been burned in the past by the budget situation,” says PPIC Statewide Survey Director Mark Baldassare. “Even with a new, ...

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California Community Colleges Shortchanged

And although the community college system in California enrolls far more students than the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) ...

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California’s Economy Going Global

In his report, Business Without Borders? The Globalization of the California Economy, PPIC research fellow Howard Shatz compares California's global economic ...

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Latest Health Policy Research

Has Managed Care Affected the Availability of Medical Technology? In this PPIC report, Spetz and co-author Laurence Baker examine the relationship between ...

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Most Favor Governor’s Tax Proposal

SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 2011—Most Californians favor Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to temporarily increase the state sales tax and the income taxes of ...

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Californians Galvanized By Energy Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 19, 2001 – Despite their concern about the state's energy crisis, Californians remain more dedicated than Americans as a ...

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Rethinking the California Business Climate

During the recession of the early 1990s, then-Governor Pete Wilson described California as a “bad product,” expressing a widespread concern that the state ...