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Any Way You Slice It, California’s Budget Remains Unstable
This Op-Ed, published in Fox & Hounds Daily, explains some of the budgetary problems the state faces.
5 Points from Gov. Brown’s State of the State 2015
Governor Brown's State of the State speech addressed the state’s economic recovery, outstanding fiscal liabilities, and forthcoming investments in the energy sector. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
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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