Public Policy Institute of California

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Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California non-profit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state’s driest four years on record stretches further into the future.

08/19/2015

Houseboats are moored on a shrinking arm of the Oroville Lake reservoir which is now at 25 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. Local media is reporting that California officials are now looking to Australia for advice on how to deal with long term drought as the state enters its fourth year of severe drought. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought

Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide poll released Wednesday.

07/29/2015

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks with supporters following early results in the June 3 California primary election. (CBS)

Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown Maintaining Big Lead, Support Rises For Rainy Day Fund, Water Bond

A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Gov. Jerry Brown continuing to lead his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, by a double-digit margin with just two weeks to go before Election Day.

10/22/2014

Brown v. Kashkari

Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown With Big Edge In Re-Election Bid; Voters Favor Water Bond

Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a big lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in this year’s governor’s race.

09/23/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget Plan

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown’s overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.

01/29/2014

A car drives in the carpool lane (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Finds Most California Commuters Drive Solo

Even without a transportation strike, about half of Bay Area commuters drive solo to work every day, according to a new survey out Thursday which shows that overall two-thirds of Californians drive to work alone.

08/01/2013

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Most Californians Favor Saving Budget Surplus

Most Californians favor paying down the state’s debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

05/29/2013

UC President Mark Yudof (lanl.gov)

Outgoing UC President Yudof Optimistic Despite Challenges

Outgoing University of California President Mark Yudof, while saying he is optimistic, told a San Francisco audience Tuesday that the university faces several challenges, and funding isn’t the only one.

05/07/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Californians Upbeat Over Future, Budget Plan

A new poll finds that Californians are more optimistic about the future of the state than at any time since before the recession.

01/31/2013

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