CURRENT STUDIES

Artificial Intelligence and California’s Vulnerable Populations (Food Insecurity)

The Little Hoover Commission is conducting a study on how artificial intelligence can help California state government better serve its vulnerable populations, with a focus on addressing food insecurity. The study will explore AI’s potential to efficiently enroll people in food aid, enhance food supply chain efficiency, and assist the charitable food system. It will also consider the risks, such as bias and privacy concerns, as well as logistical considerations involved in implementing AI...

STUDY EVENTS

  • Hearing on Artificial Intelligence and Food Insecurity
    Public Hearing: June 27, 2024
    Public Notice/Agenda
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Artificial Intelligence and California State Government

The Little Hoover Commission is conducting an assessment of AI adoption in California state operations. Building on its 2018 study and report on artificial intelligence, the Commission will evaluate best practices for: procuring and testing AI technology; training and supporting state workers and departments using AI; partnering with academia and the tech industry; and protecting Californians from AI-related harms....

STUDY EVENTS

  • Hearing on Artificial Intelligence and State Government
    Public Hearing: May 23, 2024
    Public Notice/Agenda
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California’s Homeowners’ Insurance Market

Media coverage of increasing homeowners’ insurance premiums and non-renewal rates, along with a sharp rise in the number of homeowners who secure coverage through California’s safety-net insurance option – the Fair Access to Requirements (FAIR) Plan –has led some to declare California’s homeowners’ insurance market in crisis. Yet, California’s premiums remain below the national average and far below those in other disaster-prone states, and state leaders are currently working...
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STUDY EVENTS

  • Hearing on California’s Homeowners Insurance Market (Part 2)
    Public Hearing: April 25, 2024
    Public Notice/Agenda
  • Hearing on California’s Homeowners Insurance Market (Part 1)
    Public Hearing: March 28, 2024
    Public Notice/Agenda
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Retail Theft

In June 2023, the Commission received a request from the California state legislature to look at issues surrounding state retail theft data. In response, the Commission is holding a series of hearings examining how retail theft and corresponding arrests, filings, and convictions are reported and tracked, and whether there are improvements that could be made...
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STUDY EVENTS

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