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Proposition 13: 40 Years Later

Proposition 13 introduced sweeping changes to California’s property tax system. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Proposition 13—the landmark citizens’ initiative that limits the…

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The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism

Passed by voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 brought broad and significant changes to California’s criminal justice system. Undertaken in the wake of public safety…

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Career Technical Education in California

Career technical education is critical to meeting the state’s workforce needs. If current trends continue, roughly one-third of new jobs in California will require some…

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K–12 Reforms and California’s English Learner Achievement Gap

English Learner (EL) students have been a key part of California’s K–12 system for decades. They currently make up about 21 percent of the public…

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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey: Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely voters’ top choice in the state’s gubernatorial primary; Republican John Cox and Democrat Antonio…

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Political Reform and Moderation in California’s Legislature: Did Electoral Reforms Make State Representatives More Moderate?

California implemented several important election reforms at the start of this decade. Each was intended in part to promote more flexible, moderate decision-making among California’s…

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Immigrants in California

California has more immigrants than any other state. California is home to more than 10 million immigrants—about a quarter of the foreign-born population nationwide. In…

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Immigrants and Educational Attainment

Recent immigrants are more likely than US-born Californians to be college graduates. In 2016, 51% of working-age immigrants (aged 25 to 64) who had lived…

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