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Cal-in-Sac Projects Resources: Policy Research Orgs

Policy Research Orgs

Key California public policy research orgs

Legislative Analyst's Office
LAO has provided fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature for 75 years. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget.

Public Policy Institute of California
Dedicated to improving the quality of public policy decision-making in California, the Public Policy Institute of California provides high quality research and broad outreach programs to a wide range of California-specific topics.  Data, reports, and surveys on California policy issues can be found here.

California Research Bureau
Search CRB Public Reports. Reports may include the history of the issue, experiences and proposals in other states, case studies and examples, data analysis, and development of legislative proposals.

California Budget and Policy Center
The California Budget and Policy Center engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.

Little Hoover Commission
Browse reports by subject. The Commission's mission is to investigate state government operations and – through reports, recommendations and legislative proposals – promote efficiency, economy and improved service.

Gateways to Policy Literature From Many Orgs

PolicyFile (ProQuest)
Index to public policy in the areas of economics, politics, the environment, and social issues, taken from reports from a wide range of thinks tanks, Non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.

Policy Archive
(through 2011 only) Free, online research library of over 30,000 reports covering public policy across the United States.  Browse by subject or search by keyword.