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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.

Teachers picket in La Habra last December
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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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Un-Abel To Go On

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday’s big news in California political circles: former Lt. Gov.

Brown’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget In Perspective: Short-Term Memories Continue to Reign

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Monday, January 13, 2014

On Thursday, January 9th, Governor Jerry Brown released the details of his FY 2015 Proposed Budget kicking off a six month state budget journey.

Sacramento Spotlight

Sacramento Spotlight: Comprehensive Good Governance Reform Part 3 – Structural Consolidation

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

California has eight statewide elected officials, which is almost 1 ½ times the national average.

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Sacramento Spotlight: Comprehensive Good Governance Reform Part 2 – Eliminating Term Limits

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, October 24, 2013

In November 1990, California voters imposed term limits on their state-level elected officials in the form of Proposition 140, which received 52% support.  In June 2012, 61% of v

Dodger Blue California

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It’s fall, not spring, so a young man’s fancy turns to postseason baseball. And this being California, the dream would be an intrastate World Series featuring the Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics, both of whom begin their divisional series Thursday and Friday.

Sacramento Spotlight

Sacramento Spotlight: Comprehensive Good Governance Reform Part 1 – Unicameral Legislature

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Thursday, September 19, 2013

California’s State Legislature is now on interim recess until January. In its absence, the “Sacramento Spotlight” will shine on something different: not bills, but good governance reform.

10 Years After California's Recall, Lessons Learned

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Now that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner plans to call it quits this Friday, “America’s Finest City” will hold a

California’s Migration Problem: “Good Luck Movin’ Up Cause I’m Movin’ Out”

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Looking at domestic migration into and out of California today versus three decades ago explains much about California’s looming obstacles and forestalls state policy dominated by a single-party for way too long.

Sacramento Spotlight

Sacramento Spotlight: AB 110 – The Not-So-Balanced Balanced Budget

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Friday, June 21, 2013

“A tremendous achievement.”

“Ho-hum, another on-time balanced budget.”

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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.