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Past · November 19, 2015

Governing in a Time of Change

2015 Speaker Series on California's Future

November 19, 2015 · 8:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, Magnolia room (lower level)
Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Program

Once again, the Golden State is transforming itself—in ways that will affect the lives of all Californians. Economic innovation, climate change, and demographic shifts are altering the state’s social, political, and fiscal landscape. And major policy reforms in education, health, and corrections are only accelerating the pace of change. Please join us for a conversation with past and present state leaders about the unique challenges and opportunities of governing in a time of change.


11:45 a.m. Registration begins

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:05 p.m. Welcome
Donna Lucas, founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs

12:10 p.m. One-on-One Conversation
Nancy McFadden, executive secretary, Office of the Governor

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief, Los Angeles Times

Jim Brulte, chair, California Republican Party

Loni Hancock, senator, State of California

Carol Liu, senator, State of California

Darrell Steinberg, chair, California Government Law and Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig

1:30 p.m. Adjourn


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