Posts Tagged ‘Public Policy Institute of California’

Ending water wars could spark tax wars

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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  Phil Isenberg wants to end California's water wars. The member of the Delta Stewardship Council and its past chair wants to connect the cost of water more closely to its users. According to a report by the California Economic Summit, he points out that the cost of water is about $30 b...

Legitimacy, not consensus, is key to Delta modernization

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

May 3, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Do we care whether there is a consensus about what to do with the so-called natural resources of the Sacramento Delta among scientists and interest group “stakeholders” in California?  The Public Policy Institute of California thinks so with a new study funded by...

Do 57 percent really want higher CA property taxes?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Feb. 1, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi A new public opinion poll reported 57 percent of all California “adults” would favor lowering the majority threshold required to pass “local school parcel taxes.”  But only property owners -- not all “adult” residents -- can vote for a parcel tax in Cali...

PPIC poll ignores big drop in support for Brown’s tax

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

May 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A recent California opinion poll selectively reports data only in favor of Gov. Brown’s tax increase proposal on the November 2012 ballot. Conversely, it ignores data indicating growing opposition to Brown’s package of income and sales tax increases. The May 23 ...

PPIC Downplays Bad CA Biz Climate

Monday, April 18th, 2011

APRIL 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI You can’t eat California’s mild weather, but you can tax it.  That seems to be the consensus online opinion of the average Joe and Jane about a study released last week that concluded that California’s weather assets offset the many negative ratings about it...