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Why Income Inequality Studies Can’t Seem to Agree
It seems new studies on income inequality are coming out every week. Here's what you need to know to understand them.
The Juice, Ep. 01 : CA High-Speed Rail: Train to Nowhere?
Welcome to The Juice, California Common Sense’s new podcast. The Juice delivers smart policy discussions directly to your earbuds. Our guest is Christian Edwards, who expresses his not-so-apologetic disapproval of High-Speed Rail, and we parse out the issues at stake.
Medicaid Misallocation: How the Federal Government Miscalculates State Funding Needs
This analysis finds that although the current federal formula uses PCI to reflect a state’s financial resources and Medicaid needs, it is represents both poorly. We present a Revised FMAP for each state by replacing PCI with alternate indicators that better reflect both state financial resources and Medicaid needs. The revised formula dramatically alters the FMAP for many states.
California’s 1%: Income Inequality in Light of Two Recessions
On the heels of French economist Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, income inequality and the rise of the “one-percent” have become almost ubiquitous subjects of discussion. In this report, we describe just how much inequality rose in California between 1996 and 2011, decomposing income trends between the state’s top one-percent and bottom ninety-nine-percent of taxpayers.
The Open Records Initiative
CACS is proud to announce the launch of the Open Records Initiative (ORI). ORI is a web-based platform that provides the public with free electronic access to nearly 20,000 records for local, state, and federal governments.


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