• The 2015 Women’s Policy Summit

    The 2015 Women’s Policy Summit

    Women, Poverty and Economic Empowerment How can California’s welfare system (CalWORKs) offer strategic and effective support for low-income families? What other recommendations related to workforce development, wages and education make sense at the start of a new legislative session?   Women, Working Families and the Workplace What additional workplace supports are needed to help parents and [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Firearm Violence and Its Prevention: From Scientific Evidence to Effective Policy

    Firearm Violence and Its Prevention: From Scientific Evidence to Effective Policy

    UC Center Sacramento Speakers Series Presents Garen Wintemute, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. This presentation will review salient scientific research on the nature and prevention of firearm violence and discuss the relationship between such research and violence prevention efforts. Dr. Wintemute is the inaugural Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention [...]

    January 27, 2015
  • Senators Monning and Wolk Announce “End of Life Option Act” SB128

    Senators Monning and Wolk Announce “End of Life Option Act” SB128

    Courtesy of Senate Democratic Caucus  (SACRAMENTO, CA) – January 21, 2015, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced legislation at a press conference at the State Capitol in Sacramento. This legislation would allow terminally ill adult California residents the opportunity to seek medical aid-in-dying medication when specified criteria are met, adding to [...]

    January 22, 2015
  • From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts

    From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts

    The NEA and California Arts Council present “From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts” The event included an announcement by Chairman Chu of three new NEA research reports that explore who participates in the arts and why, as well as the arts as an economic engine. Following this announcement, Chairman Chu participated in [...]

    January 14, 2015
  • Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Budget

    Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Budget

    Significant details of the 2015-16 State Budget: Invests in Water, Flood Protection and Combating Climate Change The Budget includes the first $532 million in expenditures from the Proposition 1 water bond to continue the implementation of the Water Action Plan, the administration’s five-year roadmap towards sustainable water management. Additionally, the Budget includes the last $1.1 [...]

    January 12, 2015

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Gov. Culbert Levy Olson – Past, Present and Future: A Statesman Ahead of His Time

Gov. Culbert Levy Olson – Past, Present and Future: A Statesman Ahead of His Time

January 29, 2015

“Governor Culbert Levy Olson – Past, Present and Future: A Statesman Ahead of His Time” – A Special Appreciation By His Granddaughter, Debra Deanne Olson Debra Deanne Olson recounts the remarkable story of her grandfather, former Gov. Culbert Levy Olson, as part of a special collaboration between the California State Archives and the California State Library. [...]

“Creativity at the Core” Forum

“Creativity at the Core” Forum

January 27, 2015

  Creativity at the Core will place discrete arts education and arts integration at the forefront during the implementation of the Common Core for all California K-12 schools – specifically through the creation of professional development modules that incorporate dance, music, theater, visual arts, and other art forms into Common Core instruction. These professional development [...]

TechWire: State of Technology – California Industry Forum 2014

TechWire: State of Technology – California Industry Forum 2014

January 13, 2015

Welcome and Introductory Remarks Christie Borchin, Deputy Director for Professional Development, Department of Technology, State of California Market Briefing Speakers: Bill Maile, Editor, TechWire Joseph Morris, Director of Market Intelligence, Center for Digital Government State of Technology Address Carlos Ramos, Chief Information Officer, State of California    CIO Panel Speakers: Liana Bailey-Crimmins, Chief Information Officer, Information [...]

California Secretary of State Inauguration

California Secretary of State Inauguration

January 6, 2015

Governor Brown sworn in the Honorable Alex Padilla as California Secretary of State Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

Governor Brown Swears In Justices Cuéllar and Kruger to the California Supreme Court

Governor Brown Swears In Justices Cuéllar and Kruger to the California Supreme Court

January 6, 2015

Following his inauguration, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. swore in Justices Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra R. Kruger to the California Supreme Court today in Sacramento. “What I’m looking for is insight and growing wisdom over time so we can create a measure of harmony in what is a very conflicted society,” said Governor Brown at today’s [...]

Governor Brown Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Address

Governor Brown Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Address

January 5, 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. took the oath of office as Governor of California and delivered his inaugural address in the Assembly Chamber. “As I embark upon this unprecedented fourth term as governor, my thoughts turn to a time long ago when I first entered this chamber, January 5, 1959, for my father’s inauguration. I [...]

Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown’s fourth-term goals

Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown’s fourth-term goals

January 5, 2015

Four years after calling for “courage and sacrifice” to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth and a state budget surplus. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

PPIC Forum on California – State of Change

PPIC Forum on California – State of Change

December 3, 2014

After years of economic turmoil, California has entered a period of reform and reinvention. Electoral innovations, major changes to our corrections and health care systems, and renewed leadership in climate and energy policy—these changes will affect the lives of all Californians. Will they result in a better future for the Golden State? The View from [...]