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More Money, But More Or Fewer Problems? The State Of The Golden State’s Public Schools

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

By this month’s end, an annual California migration will have occurred—a mass movement that, in sheer numbers, puts the swallows of San Juan Capistrano to shame.

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After A Year As Los Angeles’s School Superintendent, Learning To Separate Facts From Myths

by Austin Beutnervia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A first-generation American, son of a factory worker and a schoolteacher, attends public schools. which provide him with a great education.

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California Can Reform K–12 And Medi-Cal, Or Face A Future Of Perpetual Tax Hikes

by David Cranevia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Here’s another way to look at the complicated question of California’s commitment to public education in these flush economic times, with some compelling illustration of the state’s finances. And an unsettling conclusion: more and more tax increases will be the Golden State’s fate unless lawmakers get serious about reforming two large portions of California’s budget—K–12 schools and Medi-Cal, which account for more than one-half of California’s General Fund spending.

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Teacher Strikes Are Not Going To Help California’s Students

by Eric Hanushekvia Eureka
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

When teachers in Los Angeles and Oakland went on strike earlier this year, they got a considerable amount of public support. This support is not too surprising, because there is widespread belief that teachers are underpaid. Now that the strikes have been settled, how should we view these actions?

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The California Electoral Landscape – Senate Races

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Only half of California’s State Senate is up for election each cycle (Senate terms are for 4 years) with the even-numbered districts up this year.  Due to the 2010 redistricting, it is also the first time these districts are up for election under the new boundaries.  

The California Electoral Landscape – Assembly Races

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In California’s June primary, a total of 3.9 million votes were cast for the 80 State Assembly races, representing a 22.3% turnout. 

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California’s June Primary by the Numbers

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On June 3rd, Californians went to the polls to vote in the 2014 primary election.  While it yielded some surprising results (like Republican David Evans’ strong State Controller results), the evening was relatively a dull affair. 

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Why Making Policy from Polls Can Be Troublesome

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Friday, July 25, 2014

It is a constant criticism of politicians; they poll test or focus group everything before making a decision. 

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For Swearengin and Peterson, the Controller Recount Presents Opportunities

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Monday, July 7, 2014

Over the weekend, former Assembly Speaker and Democratic candidate for State Controller, John Perez, officially called for a selective recount of 15 counties in the ever-so-close race for 2nd place in the State Controller primary.

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A First Look at California’s Statewide Contests

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

With Lake County finished tallying its remaining votes, the last of California’s June primary votes have been counted and the Secretary of State will soon certify the results.  

Should the Recent Field Poll Concern California Republicans?

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Three consecutive polls show Republican gubernatorial nominee, Neel Kashkari, in the low-to-mid 30’s against incumbent Governor Jerry Brown.  On the bright side, Kashkari isn’t really losing ground; on the down side, the Republican hasn’t seen a post-primary bounce.

The Week’s Other Political Earthquake – In California, Naturally

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday brought two major political earthquakes, one on either side of the country. While Majority Leader Eric Cantor will forever be known as the first House Majority Leader to fall to a primary challenge, on the West Coast, the all-powerful California teachers’ unions were defeated by judicial review.

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Top Takeaways from California’s Primary

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Last night was primary night in California kicking off the 2014 election season.   For some, races are too still close to call. For others, last night featured little drama. Here are some of the top takeaways.

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California Dreaming and Scheming: What To Look For On Primary Day

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Monday, June 2, 2014

From coast to coast, Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday. There’s an intriguing U.S. Senate race in Mississippi that may have turned on an alleged conspiracy to break into a nursing home and photograph the incumbent’s ailing wife. In Iowa, five Republicans competing in that’s Senate primary could so dilute the vote that no candidate will garner at least 35% of the sum – leaving the choice to a June 14 party convention to settle matters.

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Eureka was created to serve as an occasional discussion of the policy, political and economic issues confronting California. Like the Golden State motto from which this forum’s title was borrowed, the goal here is one of discovery – identifying underlying problems and offering reasonable and common-sense reforms for America’s great nation-state.

Ever since Archimedes supposedly first uttered the word, eureka has meant joy, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. Drawing on the combined wisdom of Hoover’s policy experts and leading California thinkers, we hope that you’ll find enlightenment in these pages. Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen, who has nearly two decades of experience in California politics and public policy, serves as this forum’s editor.