Public Policy Institute of California

California Could Be 1 Million College Graduates Short In 2030, Group WarnsCalifornia may not have enough college graduates to meet economic demand in 2030 if current trends continue, according to a newly released report.
Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017A 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.
Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To DroughtNearly 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.
Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown Maintaining Big Lead, Support Rises For Rainy Day Fund, Water BondA 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.
Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown With Big Edge In Re-Election Bid; Voters Favor Water BondGov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a big lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in this year's governor's race.
Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget PlanA 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.
Survey Finds Most California Commuters Drive SoloEven 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.
Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For CaliforniansDespite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.
Poll Finds Most Californians Favor Saving Budget SurplusMost 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.
Outgoing UC President Yudof Optimistic Despite ChallengesOutgoing 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.
Poll Finds Californians Upbeat Over Future, Budget PlanA new poll finds that Californians are more optimistic about the future of the state than at any time since before the recession.
Changes To California's Election System Produced More Competitive Races, Record TurnoverFor the first time, California had an open primary system in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advanced to November. And they ran in districts drawn by a nonpartisan commission instead of by lawmakers protecting their own safe seats.
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