What Lessons Can Be Learned from Project Roomkey?

Shannon McConville
Senior Research Associate at the Public Policy Institute of California.

In the spring, California policymakers created Project Roomkey to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness amid the pandemic. To date, the program has provided a hotel room to more than 22,000 people. Governor Newsom recently announced an additional $62 million in one-time state funds to continue the program over the winter, given the current […]

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How Might the Supreme Court ACA Case Affect California?

Shannon McConville
Senior Research Associate at the Public Policy Institute of California.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on California v. Texas, another challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At issue is whether the ACA’s individual mandate—which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty—is constitutional now that the 2017 tax bill has reduced the penalty to zero, and whether this, […]

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