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PPIC Forum on California – State of Change

PPIC Forum on California – State of Change

December 3, 2014

After years of economic turmoil, California has entered a period of reform and reinvention. Electoral innovations, major changes to our corrections and health care systems, and renewed leadership in climate and energy policy—these changes will affect the lives of all Californians. Will they result in a better future for the Golden State? The View from [...]

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Future

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Future

December 2, 2014

PPIC’s latest survey looks at Californians’ views of the future of their state—both near– and long–term. It touches on the post–election landscape, including the state budget and water policy. It also examines opinions on tax extensions, health care, higher education, and climate change. Presentation Dean Bonner, associate survey director, PPIC Panel discussion Moderator: David Lesher, director [...]

Press Conference: The 2015-16 Budget – California’s Fiscal Outlook

Press Conference: The 2015-16 Budget – California’s Fiscal Outlook

November 20, 2014

Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor discusses the LAO’s report The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook with members of the press. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Jerry Brown takes on Janet Napolitano over UC tuition hikes

Jerry Brown takes on Janet Napolitano over UC tuition hikes

November 19, 2014

As head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano has had her share of political fights — but as University of California president, she may have finally met her match in Gov.Jerry Brown. The penny-pinching Brown has come out swinging against Napolitano’s idea of hiking UC tuition 5 percent a year for [...]

The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook

The 2015-16 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook

November 19, 2014

The 20th annual edition of the LAO’s Fiscal Outlook—a look at possible state revenue and spending trends over the next five years—reflects anticipated progress in building budget reserves under the recently approved Proposition 2. Specifically, absent new budget commitments, we estimate the state would end 2015-16 with $4.2 billion in total reserves, $2 billion of [...]

WEBCAST: UC Board of Regents Meeting

WEBCAST: UC Board of Regents Meeting

November 19, 2014

The UC regents will vote Wednesday on whether to pass a fee hike that would raise tuition by 5 percent each year for the next five years, if state funding remains at expected levels. If annual state funding falls below 4 percent — the current level — students could see a higher tuition increase. Did [...]

The Sacramento Press Club Presents “The Mark and Mark Show”

The Sacramento Press Club Presents “The Mark and Mark Show”

November 19, 2014

Post Election Breakdown with Mark and Mark The dynamic polling duo “Mark and Mark.” Mark Baldassare of the Public Policy Institute of California and Mark DiCamillo of The Field Poll broke down the November election results for the Sacramento Press Club. Among the questions they addressed: What happened to the Democrats vaunted turnout effort? Why [...]

25th Annual Envisioning California Conference – Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California

25th Annual Envisioning California Conference – Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California

November 18, 2014

With over 800 miles of coastline and 160,000 square miles of land, California faces enormous challenges to move its people and transport its goods. Responding to those challenges has involved a transcontinental rail line through the Sierra Nevada, a bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the storied Pacific Coast Highway, and some of the world ‘s [...]