“An all-out war with the federal government is neither sustainable nor wise. The state will have to choose its battles.” – Los Angeles Times editorial board
With the fractured relationship between California and the White House, a supermajority in Sacramento, a looming pension crisis, the recently approved transportation infrastructure bill, and immigration issues across industries, the political landscape is more interesting than ever.
We have invited a veteran democratic senator, a freshman republican assemblyman, a public policy expert, and the Los Angeles Times’ Sacramento bureau chief to give us a behind-the-scenes look into how it is all playing out, and the story of the politics around policy at the state level.
Bill Monning, State Senator
Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning currently serves as a member of the Senate Committees on Budget; Natural Resources and Water. He helped establish the California Health Benefits Exchange, a key component for California to implement federal health care reform and recently coauthored the End of Life Option Act.
Jordan Cunningham, State Assemblyman
In his first-term Cunningham has been appointed to five committees, including serving as vice-chair of two influential committees: the Judiciary Committee, and the Rules Committee. The freshman representative introduced a bipartisan bill to improve the state’s Career Technical Education system.
David Crane, Govern For California
David Crane is a lecturer in public policy at Stanford University and president of Govern For California, a non-partisan organization working to get qualified candidates elected, regardless of party affiliation. He previously served as a special adviser to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
John Myers, Los Angeles Times
For more than two decades John Myers has covered statehouse policy and politics, helping to explain to Californians and the nation what is happening in Sacramento. Currently serving as the Los Angeles Times Sacramento bureau chief, Myers previously worked for San Francisco’s NPR affiliate, after getting his start at KSBY.
Price includes program and lunch
Seating is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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