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STUDY: Californians Uninformed on Local Government Spending

 
STUDY: Californians Uninformed on Local Government Spending
Posted September 6th, 2013 @ 10:04am by KFBK News

A study done at California State University, Sacramento, shows most Californians don't understand how local government is spending their tax dollars.

The study was conducted in an effort to determine our political IQ in California when it comes to government finances.

David Barker with the Social Research Institute at Sacramento State says the study showed that Californians are not very politically savvy at a local level.

Barker says they interviewed about 900 people in California and found 67 percent didn't know their city sales tax, whether their city's budget is balanced, or if the state has a deficit. 

Barker says that means we need to emphasize voter education as much as involvement in politics.

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