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The Best of California Common Sense 2014
The staff's five favorite reports, op-eds, infographics, and issue briefs from 2014.
Digging into US Crime Stats: 4 Things You Should Know
This analysis provides context and insights to a recent release of the country’s largest crime data set. The data reveals crime has continued to decrease nationally over the past five years. Additionally, jurisdictions’ crime rates can be highly variable, especially in very small localities.
UC Tuition Hikes: 5 Things To Know
University of California (UC) leaders proposed an annual 5% tuition increase over the next five years. Here are 5 things that you should know.
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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