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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

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

Key findings of the survey include: Most Californians think it is very important that the state take steps now to respond to climate change, though views vary across party lines. An overwhelming majority say that extreme weather events are a problem in their part of the state. A majority believe the use of electric vehicles helps address climate change; half have seriously considered getting one, and nearly one in ten have already done so.

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Californians Like Voting on Environmental Issues

By Mark Baldassare

According to a new PPIC Statewide Survey, Californians value their ability to vote on environmental issues—and are so far unsupportive of a referendum on new oil wells that will appear on next year's ballot.

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A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

Join PPIC president and CEO Tani Cantil-Sakauye for a discussion with California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon about his experiences as a legislative leader and his vision for California’s future.

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Commentary: The Importance of Californians’ Views on Immigration Policies

By Mark Baldassare

With its large immigrant population, California is highly impacted by global migration trends as well as by immigration policy and politics at the national level. While large majorities of Californians hold a positive view of immigrants and support immigration policy changes, a deep partisan divide remains.

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Renewing California’s Groundwater: Ready, Set, Recharge!

By Caitlin Peterson, Sarah Bardeen

California’s wet winter has been a boon for the parched state, and farmers and water managers have been scrambling to funnel some of that abundance into the ground. But how is recharge going—and what could be improved? We get on-the-ground insights from Daniel Mountjoy of Sustainable Conservation and Aaron Fukuda of the Tulare Irrigation District.

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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

Californians name economic conditions, homelessness, and housing as the most important issues facing the state today. A majority of Californians favor changing state environmental regulations as a way to increase housing affordability.

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A Conversation about Flood Risk with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

By Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen

As California faces flooding this year, PPIC Water Policy Center director Ellen Hanak spoke with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara about how to better protect the state’s residents from flood risk—which is growing in our changing climate.

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Video: Making the Most of a Wet Year

By Sarah Bardeen

Last week, we hosted an expert panel to discuss how we’re handling the sudden deluge of precipitation after years of drought. While the rain and snow has helped transform what was a grim water supply situation, it’s clear that we need to do a better job of preparing for floods—and storing some of that excess water for the dry times that will return.

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