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Preparing California for Census 2020

PPIC hosted a special event with state, federal, and local experts to discuss the critical role the 2020 census plays in California’s future. Panelists discussed the state’s part in ensuring an accurate count, the billions of dollars in federal funds at stake, the question on citizenship status, and more.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

PPIC’s annual statewide survey on Californians and K–12 education tracks opinions on educational quality and school funding. It also examines views on school safety, immigration enforcement and public schools, and the role of K–12 education in the 2018 gubernatorial election. PPIC researcher Lunna Lopes will outline these and other key findings.

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Assessing California’s Redistricting Commission

The creation of the Citizen Redistricting Commission (CRC) in 2008 marked a radical departure for California. Many expected the commission to be fairer to the two major parties and lead to more competitive elections. Has the first CRC plan met these expectations? PPIC researcher Eric McGhee will describe the measures he used to evaluate fairness and competitiveness—including his own measure, the “efficiency gap,” which is used in litigation currently before the Supreme Court—and outline his findings.

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A Conversation with Treasurer John Chiang

Please join us for a conversation with Treasurer John Chiang, candidate for governor. He will talk with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about important issues facing California, from improving K-12 and higher education, to addressing inequality, to navigating federal-state tensions over health care and immigration.

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A Conversation with California’s Legislative Leadership

What are the most pressing issues the legislature should address in the next session? Legislative leaders—Patricia Bates, Republican leader, California State Senate; Kevin de León, president pro tem, California State Senate; and Anthony Rendon, speaker, California State Assembly—will talk about their priorities and why these issues are important to California’s future.

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A Conversation with Assemblymember Travis Allen

Please join us for a conversation with Assemblymember Travis Allen, candidate for governor. He will talk with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about important issues facing California, from improving K-12 and higher education, to addressing inequality, to navigating federal-state tensions over health care and immigration.

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A Conversation with John Cox

Businessman John Cox, candidate for governor, says that the most important issues for California’s future are the removing the “corruptive” influence of special interest money, making the state more affordable, and addressing state employee pension debt.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC’s latest survey looks at Californians’ preferences in the 2018 gubernatorial and US Senate races and candidate favorability levels. It gauges approval of state and federal elected officials as well as views on federal tax reform, immigration policy, and the two major political parties.

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A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, candidate for governor in 2018, says that the most important issues for California’s future are the changing nature of work, energy and climate change, and fiscal challenges related to our aging population.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Higher Education

PPIC’s latest survey examines Californians’ views on the state’s public colleges and universities, including their quality and affordability. It tracks perceptions of California’s three higher education systems and gauges preferences for state funding and raising revenues. It also looks at opinions on workforce preparation and campus issues, including free speech, hate crimes, and sexual assault. PPIC researcher Lunna Lopes will outline these and other key findings.

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