Policy Insights 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of Analysis and Impact

Paul Rosenstiel, managing director, public finance department, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and board chair, California Budget & Policy Center
Jean Ross, program officer, Ford Foundation and former executive director, California Budget & Policy Center

California Prospects, Act II: Big Challenges, Big Ideas

Three of our state’s foremost thought leaders and influencers discuss the opportunities and questions presented by changes in the state’s demographics, economy, and social conditions.

Moderator: Anthony York, president and publisher, Grizzly Bear Media and the Grizzly Bear Project

Joe Mathews, California and innovation editor, Zócalo Public Square
Senator Holly J. Mitchell, chair, Senate Budget Subcommittee 3 on Health and Human Services
Manuel Pastor, director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, University of Southern California


Poverty in California: Key Policymakers Discuss State Strategies to Address Poverty

Moderator: Chris Hoene, executive director, California Budget & Policy Center

Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins
Senator Mark Leno, chair, Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
Assemblymember Mark Stone, member, Assembly Committee on Human Services
Erica Williams, assistant director of state fiscal research, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


California Prospects, Act III: Confronting Policy Choices That Will Define Our Future

Three leaders with deep Capitol experience will discuss the policy choices likely to define California’s future and examine how the state can position itself for economic prosperity that is broadly shared.

Moderator: Ben Adler, Capitol bureau chief, Capital Public Radio

Ana J. Matosantos, policy consultant and former director, Department of Finance
John A. Pérez, regent, University of California Board of Regents and Speaker emeritus, Assembly
Darrell Steinberg, chair, California Government Law and Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig and former Senate President pro Tem