Far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and historic wildfires; hot legislative issues such as homelessness and energy; and the ever-escalating battle with Washington – the political landscape in California is as complex as ever.
With election results hot off the press, our panelists will provide a behind-the-scenes look at:
What candidate race and proposition outcomes mean for CA
Major bills to keep an eye on in 2021
How the events of 2020 have affected process and policy in the capitol
The shifting balance of power between the Legislature and the Governor
Cassandra Pye is a political and public affairs strategist with more than 30 years of insight into the state capitol. As Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Lucas Public Affairs, she brings vast experience including as deputy chief of staff to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, vice president of the California Chamber of Commerce and in leadership roles with corporations and trade associations including CA Retailers Association and CA Grocers Association. She also serves on the executive committee of the nonpartisan California Women Lead, supporting women in politics.
As the Founder and President of California based Skelton Strategies, Skelton brings more than 30 years expertise in a broad range of subjects, including energy, economic equality, new technologies and transportation to her eponymous firm. She has worked with private and public sector clients in complex litigation, regulatory and policy matters, and has managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, CEOs and Foundations.
For more than two decades, Myers has covered statehouse policy and politics, helping to explain what is happening in Sacramento to Californians and the nation. Now the Los Angeles Times’ Sacramento bureau chief, Myers has a diverse background in broadcast, print and multi-platform news and is often cited as one of the most influential journalists in California politics.
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