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Department of Finance Briefing on Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

Department of Finance Briefing on Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

April 17, 2014

Following Governor Brown’s proclamation convening a special session of the Legislature, Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen held a briefing to discuss details of the proposal to strengthen the Rainy Day Fund. In January, Governor Brown proposed changes to the Rainy Day Fund to stabilize the state’s finances during swings in capital gains revenues, and [...]

Latinas Paths to Power Webcast

Latinas Paths to Power Webcast

April 15, 2014

Latinas in California, and nationwide for that matter, continue to struggle with the lack of representation at the State Capitol.  Latinas reached a high mark for California State representation when 12 Latinas served in the Assembly and Senate in 2004.  Ten years later, the number of Latina representatives has since dropped down to seven.  Latinas [...]

PPIC Report: Paying for Water in California

PPIC Report: Paying for Water in California

April 15, 2014

Welcome and Presentation: Overview of the PPIC Water Finance Study Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California   Fiscal Orphans: Floods, Small Systems, Stormwater, and Watersheds Moderator: Jay Lund, University of California, Davis Curt Aikens, Yuba County Water Agency Celeste Cantú, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Debbie Davis, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Matt Fabry, San [...]

Senate Pro Tem Steinberg Proposes Permanent Sources of Funding for Housing and Transit

Senate Pro Tem Steinberg Proposes Permanent Sources of Funding for Housing and Transit

April 14, 2014

  (Sacramento, CA) – Two months after a speech that provoked a firestorm debate on the best way to move California’s climate strategy forward, California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg today presented a long-term investment strategy for projected Cap-and-Trade revenues, to further California’s pursuit of its landmark greenhouse gas reduction goals.   The investment strategy, unveiled [...]

Press Conference: Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace

Press Conference: Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace

April 8, 2014

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez today announced the creation of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace and named Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez as its chair. “I have formed the Select Committee on Women in the Workplace with the expectation that it will address the whole range of issues from wages to working conditions [...]

Raising the Bar: How Smart Policy Choices Can Create Shared Prosperity in California

Raising the Bar: How Smart Policy Choices Can Create Shared Prosperity in California

April 4, 2014

Opportunity State? What the Emerging Electoral Landscape Means for Politics and Public Policy   Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow, The Century Foundation and Center for American Progress Anthony Thigpenn, president, California Calls   Taking On Poverty and Inequality: How Public Policy Can Help Address These Challenges and Promote Greater Social Mobility   Sasha Abramsky, author, The [...]

North Korea: How Should the International Community Respond?

North Korea: How Should the International Community Respond?

April 4, 2014

World Affairs Council Presents North Korea: How Should the International Community Respond? Philip Yun Executive Director and COO, Ploughshares Fund Philip Yun, executive director and COO of the Ploughshares Fund, is well- equipped to answer these questions. Yun is a former high-level diplomat who has worked extensively in academia, business, nonprofits and government. Prior to [...]

Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

Sierra Snowpack: Better But Far From What’s Needed for Drought

April 2, 2014

“February and March storms have probably kept us from breaking records for historic drought this year,” Mark Cowin, the head of California’s Department of Water Resources told reporters, “but they certainly haven’t rescued us from that drought.” (Photo Credit: David McNew/Getty Images) Did you like this? Share it:Tweet