The California Research Bureau releases the first of the Women in Politics series of short subjects about women officeholders in California, California’s Women State Legislators. Prepared at the request of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, this short subject discusses the number and party affiliation of the 139 women elected to California’s Legislature from 1918 to 2012 as well as the effect of term limits enacted by the voters in 1990.
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The California Research Bureau of the State Library has released a Short Report on hydraulic fracturing in California. The state has been at the forefront of fracking for more than 60 years and has even been the site of several “record fracs.”
The report gives a brief history of this oil and gas recovery technique, as well as the major landmarks of federal and state oversight.
At the request of the Assembly Standing Committee, the California Research Bureau has released a new Short Subject “Psychosocial and Economic Health of Older Nonpartnered Women in California.”
This Short Subject is a part of CRB’s Healthy Aging Series and presents information about the mental and economic health of older, nonpartnered women. A larger percentage of older, nonpartnered women experienced more psychological distress, less social connection in some ways, and more economic insecurity than partnered women. Author Tonya D. Lindsey, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst.
Read the Short Subject here.