Data
Below are data visualizations created by the CACS team. Select a visualization to explore and interact with government data.
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Energy Usage in California by County
Consumption of gas and electricity in California vary by county and sector. The map at left...
Where are Americans Moving?
This visualization shows the state-to-state migration patterns of those living in the United...
California Legislative Analyst Budget Forecast Accuracy
The California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) estimates what the state's revenues and...
Oakland: Building Permits and New Construction Interactive Map
Visualization displays new construction in Oakland, as of November 2013. Residential construction...
Comparing California's 2007-08 and 2013-14 Budgets
Explore the 2007-08 and 2013-14 final budgets. The graph visualizes state agencies. A circle's size...
Projected K-12 District Funding Changes by 2021, Under Revised Local Control Funding Formula
On June 10, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown and members of the State Senate and Assembly reached a...
K-12 Per-Pupil Funding by District or Charter School, 2011-12 vs Proposed Local Control Funding Formula
In his January budget, Governor Jerry Brown proposed an overhaul of California's K-12 funding...
Ballot Measures: Major Donors and Their Targets
Who funds ballot measures? What measures do they favor? Use this visualization to track who...
Ballot Measures: Proposition Trends since 2000
Since 2000, over 100 state-wide propositions have reached the ballot. What topics did they...
CA Independent Expenditures: The Spenders and Candidates
Independent expenditures on candidate races in California since 2000 add up to $220 million. This...
Independent Expenditures: The Major Donors
This visualization shows the political committees that spent the most in recent elections in...
Corrections and Higher Education: System Funding
Explore how California's higher education and corrections funding has changed over the past 30...
Higher Education Funding in California over the past 30 years
California has three separate higher education systems: University of California, California State...
Prisoners and College Students: 30 year trends
Learn how the state prison inmate population has grown over the years and compare it to the ...
Corrections and Higher Education: Staff levels
Learn how the level of general and primary service staff has changed over the years in state...
Corrections and Higher Education: Per Person Expenditures and Salaries
Compare the trends of spending per student to spending per prisoner over the past 30 years. ...
Retiree Benefit Finances of California Cities
The visualization covers the funding status of non-pension retiree benefits, also known as Other...
California Retiree Benefit Finances
This visualization covers the funding status of California's non-pension retiree benefit plans...
University of California System Revenues
How have the sources of the University of California's (UC) funding changed over time, and how has...
University of California System Spending
As the UC system adjusts to painful cuts in state funding, controversy surrounds decisions over how...
University of California Capital Expenditures
Description: Want to know what UC campuses are spending on new construction and other big projects?...
University of California Student Population
What is the student population at the University of California? Does it correspond to the mission...
Campaign Donations for 2010 California Legislative Races
Who are the major donors to the state candidates in your district? Explore the visualization to...
Campaign Finance Review 2010
Campaign fundraising in California for the 2010 election season saw more money raised than ever...
History of California Finances
How have California's financial priorities evolved over the last 30 years? Explore above to see the...
California Revenue History
Most of California government revenue comes from taxes. Explore which taxes form the dominant...
Special Interest Money
Do you want to know how special interests are influencing elected officials? Use this visualization...
Legislator Campaign Contributions
Do you want to compare how much elected officials are receiving in contributions and from which...
Trigger Cut Impact on Services
When the 2011-12 California budget was passed last June, it included a provision that would direct...
Trigger Cuts as a Percentage of Program Funding
When the 2011-12 California budget was passed last June, it included a provision that would direct...
Absolute Magnitude of Trigger Cuts
When the 2011-12 California budget was passed last June, it included a provision that would direct...
Pension Funding Status
As part of Jerry Brown's efforts to decrease government spending and increase revenues to mitigate...
Public Retirement System Costs
As part of Jerry Brown's efforts to decrease government spending and increase revenues to mitigate...
California Pension Systems Background
As part of Jerry Brown's efforts to decrease government spending and increase revenues to mitigate...
California City Finances
California has the eighth largest economy in the world and the largest GDP of any state in the...
California County Finances
California has the eighth largest economy in the world and the largest GDP of any state in the...
Assembly Staff Spending
How does the California State Assembly report its spending and staff salaries? Are these reports...
Trial Court Expenditures in California
In 1998, voters approved Proposition 220, which allowed the judges in each county to unify their...
Trial Court Processing Speed
How much a court spends per case does not always determine how fast that case is processed. Neither...
Summary of California Finances
California Common Sense's first project was an interactive map of all 3,600+ entities that exist...
California's Detailed Expenditures
How does the California state government spend more than $200 billion each year? What are the...