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Op-Ed: A Textbook Example of the Perils of Short-Sighted Policy
From a budget stand-point, taken together, California’s last 15 years are a textbook example of the perils of short-sighted policy. This op-ed discusses how long-term financial planning is often sacrificed for short-term spending and how it jeopardizes California's fiscal health.
Four Things You Should Know About the Federal Estate Tax
Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Federal Estate Tax, also known as the "death tax." This issue brief discusses four things you should know about this tax and what it means for federal revenues.
The Juice Podcast Episode 2: The Squeeze on High-Skill Visas
The Juice delivers smart policy discussions directly to your earbuds. This episode covers the issues surrounding H-1B visas. CACS spoke to policy experts on either side of the H-1B debate to help you decide.
Making Sense of California’s Cap-and-Trade System
In light of Governor Jerry Brown’s orders to accelerate emissions reductions in California last month, this brief describes what Cap-and-Trade is and some factors that will determine its success or failure in the future.
Before and After: California’s Drought in Satellite Photos
This visualization illustrates how California's water levels in 2014 have declined compared to 2006 utilizing Google Earth satellite imagery.


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