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Government Information - California

General Information

California Data and Statistics

Government Finance and Budget

  • California State Budget 
  • California Local Government Finance Almanac has data, statistics, and articles on California city and county finance.
  • Legislative Analyst's Office serves as the "eyes and ears" for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient and effective manner. The office carries out this legislative oversight function by reviewing and analyzing the operations and finances of California's government.
  • California Budget and Policy Cneter 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.



Public Policy

Opinion Polls

  • Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) - Statewide Survey The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents.
  • The Field Poll The Field Poll began in 1947 as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service and has issued over 2,400 different reports since that time. During its long history, The Field Poll acquired a national reputation as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of public opinion trends in California. Unfortunately, The Field Poll closed at the end of 2016. While The Field Poll has closed, the archive of data sets and press releases is still available.

Local Government in California