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The Initiative Process in California

By Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, Jui Shrestha

How influential are citizens' initiatives? Many initiatives have brought about major policy changes—for example, Proposition 13 in 1978 limits property taxes; ...

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English Proficiency of Immigrants

By Laura Hill

The most common language spoken among California immigrants is Spanish—53% report speaking Spanish at home, 20% of whom report speaking English “not at all.” …


Police Use of Force and Misconduct in California

By Deepak Premkumar, Alexandria Gumbs, Shannon McConville, Renee Hsia

In this report, our goal is to document the available data on police use of force ... whereas Deaths in Custody only reports on-duty encounters; this might ...


Public Safety Realignment: Impacts So Far

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

SOURCE: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Monthly Population Report, January 2010-August 2015. NOTE: Total prison population as of the ...


California Water Myths

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Richard Howitt ...

This study highlights eight common water myths, focusing on water supply, ecosystems, and legal and governance issues. In combating these myths, the report sets ...

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Crime Trends in California

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

11 hours ago ... SOURCES: Authors' calculation based on Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report 1960–2002 and the California Department of ...