PPIC http://kvpr.org en PPIC Survey: Support For California Water Bond Increases http://kvpr.org/post/ppic-survey-support-california-water-bond-increases <p class="p1">According to a new survey, most Californians now support an $11 billion water bond measure on the November ballot. The support levels increase for water bond proposals at lesser amounts. From Sacramento, Max Pringle reports.</p><p class="p3">A year ago, only 44 percent of California adults and 42 percent of likely voters supported the water bond measure. Now the percentages are 60 percent for adults and half of likely voters. Mark Baldasarre is with the Public Policy Institute of California, which conducted the poll.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:01:34 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 30360 at http://kvpr.org PPIC Survey: Support For California Water Bond Increases Report: California's Water System Needs Better Funding http://kvpr.org/post/report-californias-water-system-needs-better-funding <div><p>A new report says California would need an additional two to three billion dollars every year to fill gaps where funding is needed for managing the state’s water. From Sacramento, Amy Quinton has more on the latest Public Policy Institute of California report.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:02:00 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 29632 at http://kvpr.org Report: California's Water System Needs Better Funding Reforming California's Ballot Box Democracy http://kvpr.org/post/reforming-californias-ballot-box-democracy <p>The year 2014 will be a big one California voters. Not only will citizens choose the state’s next governor, and who will represent them in Congress, a number of big issues will likely be on the ballot in the form of propositions. A handful of groups are currently gathering signatures right now to put the issue of marijuana legalization before voters in November.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:45:52 +0000 Joe Moore 28348 at http://kvpr.org Reforming California's Ballot Box Democracy New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-says-voters-support-changes-initiative-process <p class="p1">A new report suggests that although Californians strongly support the state&rsquo;s initiative process, they&rsquo;d like to see changes to limit the power of special interests and increase the role of the legislature. &nbsp;</p><p class="p4">The report comes from the Public Policy Institute of California.&nbsp; It analyzed its polling data to determine whether several potential initiative process changes would be popular.&nbsp; Turns out they are, says the PPIC&rsquo;s Mark Baldassare.&nbsp; For example:</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:34:54 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 22804 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process PPIC Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Californians Favor Action Now on Climate Change http://kvpr.org/post/ppic-poll-nearly-two-thirds-californians-favor-action-now-climate-change <p class="p1">Californians are now more likely to urge swift state action to slow global warming than they were during the recession.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on that and other findings from the Public Policy Institute of California’s new poll on environmental issues.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:26:00 +0000 Ben Adler 19279 at http://kvpr.org PPIC Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Californians Favor Action Now on Climate Change New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-shows-browns-tax-measure-still-ahead-rival <p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative has dropped a couple of points in new Public Policy Institute of California and Field Polls out this morning.</p><p>State Capitol reporter Ben Adler says Proposition 30 still has majority support – and it’s still ahead of a rival measure, Proposition 38.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:17:54 +0000 Ben Adler 4277 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Shows Brown's Tax Measure Still Ahead of Rival Era of reform a century ago inspires new proposals for California http://kvpr.org/post/era-reform-century-ago-inspires-new-proposals-california <p>One hundred years ago this month, California&rsquo;s experiment in direct democracy was born with the introduction of the ballot initiative and referendum process. Now, a century later, Californians are again looking at new ideas to fix what many feel is a broken system in Sacramento. So what might the next 100 years have in store?</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 03:31:02 +0000 Joe Moore 474 at http://kvpr.org Era of reform a century ago inspires new proposals for California