The Golden State’s outlook remains as complex and diverse as its people, geography, economy, cities, towns, and highways.  California enjoys a spectacular 840-mile coastline, some of the most productive farmland in the world, deserts, and mountains.  While its economy continues to recover and its fiscal outlook improves, the state still faces serious environmental, social, governmental, and budgetary challenges.

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  • 74% employment rate of prime-age workers in 2013

  • 59% share of Medicaid-enrolled children who did not receive dental care in 2011

  • 3 days approximate duration the state's rainy day fund would last in 2013

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