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The Impact of Health Insurance on Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon, Shannon McConville

5 hours ago ... Reflecting the substantial cost of health insurance, ... substantial pandemic investments in the federal Child Tax Credit and CalFresh food ...


Is College Worth It?

By Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Cesar Alesi Perez, Vicki Hsieh, Hans Johnson

13 hours ago ... In 2021, a nonprofit private college in California cost an annual average of $68,000 ... higher tax revenue, and greater civic engagement.

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Law Enforcement Staffing in California

By Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom, Andrew Skelton

Feb 9, 2023 ... City and county police protection is funded by property, business, and sales taxes; federal and state grants; local fees and fines; ...

Statewide Survey

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

Feb 9, 2023 ... A slim majority would rather pay lower taxes and have a state government ... 45 percent say the cost of their housing makes them and their ...


Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 16, 2022 ... Water withdrawals during multiyear droughts are depleting the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins. Hundreds of thousands of acres of ...


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Since it is often more cost-effective to add transmission capacity along existing ... In areas where solar is not a compatible use, the property tax benefit ...


Storing Water for the Environment

By Sarah Null, Jeffrey Mount, Brian Gray, Kristen Dybala ...

... and recreational uses are paid from general federal and state tax revenues. ... California should continue to rely on a combination of water user fees ...

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Is SGMA Compatible with Farmland Preservation?

By Annabelle Rosser

Aug 15, 2022 ... In turn, the property's tax assessments are reduced by 20% to 75%. ... a faster option that requires the landowner to pay a hefty fee.