After five years of opening California’s governments to the public, developing data-driven policy analysis, and educating citizens about how California governments work, the California Common Sense team is proud to announce our nationwide expansion to United States Common Sense.
Our mission remains the same, but we are excited to now provide data, open government resources, and analysis relevant to all 50 states and their local governments.
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cacs-admin | October 14, 2015
About 12 million low-income Californians are enrolled in the state’s troubled Medicaid program, which provides limited—and perhaps diminishing—healthcare options as it faces the dual pressure of exploding costs and enrollment.
cacs-admin | July 10, 2015
In Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget, officials claimed the state’s ‘wall of debt’ amounted to $26.2 billion. Short-term debts account for most of the debt total, according to officials. Payments to community colleges, schools, and the state’s Medicaid program are named as those mainly responsible for said short-term debts. But despite state officials’ claims, the actual amount of debt in California goes beyond Brown’s official assessment.
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