• PPIC Presents “Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout”

    PPIC Presents “Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout”

    2015 Speakers Series on California’s Future Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout Over the past 20 years, voter turnout in California has been slipping. The state is struggling with a gap between those who vote and the rest of the population. Join us as we focus on the reforms that are under way—and others California should [...]

    April 15, 2015
  • PPIC Briefing Series: Are California’s Schools Ready for Online Testing and Learning?

    PPIC Briefing Series: Are California’s Schools Ready for Online Testing and Learning?

    April 8, 2015 California is rolling out online tests that are aligned with the Common Core standards. How prepared are school districts around the state? In the longer term, will California schools be ready to benefit fully from digital learning? PPIC researcher Niu Gao will outline her findings on district readiness for online testing and learning. This [...]

    April 14, 2015
  • 2015 Drought: Four Years and Counting

    2015 Drought: Four Years and Counting

    California is drawing national attention as it enters into a fourth year of devastating drought. The state’s record low snowpack and diminishing reservoir levels have pushed the state into uncharted territory, with worsening impacts on water quality, agriculture, fire response, habitat, and fish and wildlife. As the state braces for a hot and dry summer, [...]

    April 9, 2015
  • Press Conference: President pro Tem De León and Speaker Atkins Unveil Immigration Legislation

    Press Conference: President pro Tem De León and Speaker Atkins Unveil Immigration Legislation

    Immigrants Shape California Legislative Package Legislative leaders announced a 10-bill package to protect undocumented immigrants from fraud, discrimination, lack of health care, and the unintended consequences of our criminal justice system. FACT SHEET LINK Immigrants Shape California Legislative Bill Package: SB 10 (Lara) Office of New Americans SB 4 (Lara) Health Care for All AB 622 [...]

    April 7, 2015
  • What is Recycling Good For? The Case of American Paper Today

    What is Recycling Good For? The Case of American Paper Today

    UC Center Sacramento Speaker Series Presents Daniel Press, Professor of Environmental Studies, Executive Director, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz In many American communities, paper recycling is considered good environmental practice and sound environmental policy. However, our country treats recycling as waste management, not industrial feedstock. The resulting paper recovery practices [...]

    April 6, 2015

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State Archives Speakers Series: Arabian Nights in the American Desert

State Archives Speakers Series: Arabian Nights in the American Desert

April 14, 2015

California State Archives Speakers Series: Coachella Valley native Sarah Seekatz (University of California, Riverside) will bring to light the surprising and intriguing flavor of her home region with her presentation entitled “Arabian Nights in the American Desert: The Cultivation of Middle Eastern Fantasies in California’s Coachella Valley.” In the deserts just east of Palm Springs, [...]

Briefing: Medi-Cal: Expansion, Managed Care and the Impact of Reform

Briefing: Medi-Cal: Expansion, Managed Care and the Impact of Reform

April 6, 2015

Welcome Moderator: Gil Ojeda, Director, CA Program on Access to Care, UC Berkeley School of Public Health Panel 1: The Expansion: Projections, Hard-to-Reach Populations, and Immigrants Panel Moderator: Gil Ojeda, Director, CPAC Miranda Dietz, Policy Analyst, Center for Labor Research and Education, UC Berkeley Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California Legislative Perspective: Medi-Cal Budgetary [...]

Press Conference: End of Life Options Act

Press Conference: End of Life Options Act

March 25, 2015

Video Courtesy of California Senate Majority Caucus The End of Life Option Act will establish criteria for a patient who has been diagnosed as terminally ill that must be met prior to being prescribed the medication. SB 128 is modeled on legislation in Oregon and other states where aid-in-dying has been proven to be effective and [...]

Women’s Caucus Announces Legislation and Budget Action To Strengthen Women’s Economic Future

Women’s Caucus Announces Legislation and Budget Action To Strengthen Women’s Economic Future

March 25, 2015

Video Courtesy of California Senate Majority Caucus Women’s Caucus priority legislation and budget action: Equal Pay and Job Opportunities · California Fair Pay Act – SB 358 (Senator Jackson) California women working full time make an average of only 84 cents to every dollar earned by men, and women of color, especially Latinas, face an [...]

UCGHI Policy Briefing on California’s Farm Workers

UCGHI Policy Briefing on California’s Farm Workers

March 25, 2015

Agriculture is a major driver of California’s economy, worth tens of billions of dollars. Yet, most farm workers are immigrants with low levels of education and socioeconomic status, live in poor housing conditions, and have less access to health care, fewer legal protections, and higher rates of occupational injuries and chronic diseases than workers in [...]

Policy Insights 2015

Policy Insights 2015

March 25, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of Analysis and Impact Paul Rosenstiel, managing director, public finance department, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and board chair, California Budget & Policy Center Jean Ross, program officer, Ford Foundation and former executive director, California Budget & Policy Center California Prospects, Act II: Big Challenges, Big Ideas Three of our state’s foremost thought [...]

Capitol Weekly and UC Center Present: Water 2015

Capitol Weekly and UC Center Present: Water 2015

March 20, 2015

WATER 2015 features two dozen water experts and decision makers looking at water policy in California. Panelists discussed The Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the impact of the Water Bond, new groundwater legislation and conservation of the state’s most precious resource.   The Money: Who Pays, and How Much? Welcoming remarks, Tim Foster, Open California; A.G. Block, UC Center [...]

Assembly Republican leader Kristin Olsen addresses the Sacramento Press Club

Assembly Republican leader Kristin Olsen addresses the Sacramento Press Club

March 20, 2015

(Photo Credit: Katie Orr) Kristin Olsen became the Assembly Republican leader in 2015 after her peers elected her to the post the previous year. In four years in the Assembly before that, Olsen has pursued legislation on environmental and veterans policies and worked with Democrats on education reforms. Olsen has also been a leader in [...]