Economy & Governance

Beyond the Gas Tax: Funding California Transportation in the 21st Century is the latest comparative analysis brief powered by data from Next 10’s Compare50.org. Beyond the Gas Tax examines transportation infrastructure funding in California and how it compares to other states, highlighting potential options to help the state further address the current transportation funding gap.

Location, location, location: real estate choices help California meet climate goals, grow local economies, and benefit residents

Despite having the third highest rate of low-wage job creation in the nation, California could face a shortage of low-wage workers as housing costs push residents out in search of affordability. According to a trio of new studies, low- and middle-wage workers are leaving California even as large numbers of higher-wage earners continue to arrive. And all together, more people are moving out than moving in.

Despite having the third highest rate of low-wage job creation in the nation, California could face a shortage of low-wage workers as housing costs push residents out in search of affordability. According to a trio of new studies, low- and middle-wage workers are leaving California even as large numbers of higher-wage earners continue to arrive. And all together, more people are moving out than moving in.

Despite having the third highest rate of low-wage job creation in the nation, California could face a shortage of low-wage workers as housing costs push residents out in search of affordability. According to a trio of new studies, low- and middle-wage workers are leaving California even as large numbers of higher-wage earners continue to arrive. And all together, more people are moving out than moving in.

Data tells the story: California is a good place to do business

Scorecard grades California rail transit stations - which stations serve as hubs of thriving neighborhoods and which don't?

A new analysis of California's rail transit systems discovers which transit stations serve as hubs of thriving, walkable areas that encourage residents and workers alike to ride the train, and which station areas need improvement.

Next 10 relaunched its nonpartisan site, www.cachoices.org, just in time for the November 2014 election. 

The newly updated website includes in-depth information on all six statewide propositions on the ballot, and presents it in an easy-to-use format. 

In considering how state policy might improve California’s economic performance – especially when comparing California policies to those in other states – it is essential to put California’s economic performance into the proper context and perspective. To that end, this report provides a rich and multi-dimensional empirical description of California’s economic performance relative to other states.

CaliforniaChoices.org was just relaunched for the November 2012 election, and the newly updated website examines the 11 statewide ballot measures and dissects available information into a highly accessible, one-stop-shop format.       The most popular section of the site continues to be the “Endorsements” table, which shows endorsements made by 25 groups of all political stripes for and against the 11 Propositions.

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