Little Hoover News: Report Spotlight

The state should prioritize data collection and collaboration with research institutions as it seeks to understand and combat retail theft in the long term, the Little Hoover Commission concluded in a new report, Retail Theft: A Data Driven Response for California. ...
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Greater clarity on progress and more firm commitments are needed to help realize the vision of California’s Master Plan for Aging – a 10-year state initiative to support older adults. These findings, which come from a year three review of ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 8, 2024 For Additional Information Contact:Ethan Rarick, Executive Director(916) 445-0926 The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) remains an essential tool to protect the state’s environment, but can be improved through targeted, limited reforms, the Little Hoover Commission concluded ...
A new federal public health framework to prevent human trafficking is exactly the type of approach emphasized at a recent Little Hoover Commission hearing on the issue. Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force to ...
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BY PEDRO NAVA AND JANNA SIDLEY One third of women in California and one quarter of men experience intimate partner violence or stalking in their lifetime. Even if survivors escape their violent situations, the effects follow them for life. Young ...
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State and local leaders discussed unique challenges facing rural California at an event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California last month. The event put a spotlight on a statewide initiative to support regional economic development efforts—the focus of ...
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BY GIL GARCETTI AND JOSÉ ATILIO HERNÁNDEZ  Californians are getting older. By 2040, 25 percent of the state’s population will be aged 65 and older, up from 16.6 percent today. What will this mean for our state? It will affect ...
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March is Development Disabilities Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of a system of care in which the Little Hoover Commission found major problems that cried out for substantial reform. In declaring March as Development Disabilities Month, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted ...
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This month, Governor Newsom announced that the state is distributing $72.5 million in awards to four regions across California for the state’s Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives grant program. The program, which creates streamlined pathways from high school to postsecondary education ...
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This month Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order calling on state agencies to study the development, use and risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) within state government. The Governor’s order addresses a broad range of issues such as effects on the labor ...
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