Schwarzenegger Ahead — Even in Bay Area

Posted on October 26th, 2006 — in Politics :: Polls and Surveys

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads Democratic challenger Phil Angelides by six points — and that’s just in the lefty Bay Area. Statewide, it’s 18 points. That’s according to the latest poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Californians and the Future


Is Health Insurance Unhealthy for the Economy?

Posted on October 26th, 2006 — in Health Care

Researchers at the Public Policy Institute of California conclude that requiring employers to provide health insurance can be bad for the economy.

Pay-or-Play Health Insurance Mandates: Lessons from California


California — A Big State In More Ways Than One

Posted on October 17th, 2006 — in Health Care

Like Americans generally, Californians are getting fatter. Researchers at the Public Policy Institute of California found that obesity rates in the state doubled since 1990, from 10 to 20 percent. Latinos and African-Americans are at greater risk than whites and Asian-Americans.

Obesity Among California Adults: Racial and Ethnic Differences


Bond Issue Primer

Posted on October 12th, 2006 — in Growth, Development & Infrastructure :: Politics :: Public Finance

The basics on the infrastructure bonds, from the California Budget Project.

The Public Works Bond Package


California: A Bumpy Life

Posted on October 12th, 2006 — in Growth, Development & Infrastructure

Rough roads are more than an inconvenience. They cost drivers money in higher repair bills. So what cities have the worst roads? Astonishingly, six of the 10 worst are in California, according to a new survey from TRIP. Starting with the most bone-jarring, they are San Jose, L.A., San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego and Sacramento.

Rough Ride in the City