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Primary Takeaways and a Preview of the Fall Election

By Mark Baldassare

The final results from California’s June primary provide insights into the state of our state’s democracy and shed light on the political context for the November general election.


Health Care Access among California’s Farmworkers

Farmworkers are a key link in the food supply chain and important contributors to California’s economy. As farmworkers age and settle with family, their health care needs are changing—and cost and lack of insurance are often barriers to care. PPIC researcher Paulette Cha will present findings from a recent report and moderate a panel discussion on policies that could insure more farmworkers, and on health concerns farmworkers faced with COVID-19.

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Video: Californians and Their Government

By Stephanie Barton

Dean Bonner and Rachel Lawler discuss key takeaways from the latest PPIC Statewide Survey, which examined the top issues for Californians, views on the state budget, likely voters’ perspectives on the 2022 midterm election, and more.

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Video: Building California’s Future

By Mary Severance

PPIC’s Lande Ajose talks with an expert panel of state and local leaders about infrastructure’s critical role in promoting opportunity, equity, and sustainability for California’s diverse communities.


COVID in California: What Have We Learned about the Economy?

This March marks the two-year anniversary of the first pandemic-related lockdowns in California. We have now endured several waves of the virus and faced numerous, shifting challenges. What lessons have emerged about our state’s economy? How can we move forward and address major concerns still facing California? Join PPIC vice president and senior fellow Lande Ajose in a wide-ranging discussion with Betty T. Yee, California State Controller.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

Key findings include Majorities of Californians across party lines support sanctioning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, even if sanctions lead to higher energy prices. A third of Californians—and nearly half of lower-income residents—say recent price increases have caused serious financial hardship in their households. Over half of Californians are concerned about covering their housing costs, and six in ten say homelessness is a big problem in their part of the state. Partisans are divided on the need for restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19.

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Most Californians Favor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

By Rachel Lawler

The governor’s proposed state budget has the support of a solid majority of Californians as does the COVID-19 Emergency Response Package included in his spending plan.

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