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Past · December 4, 2007

Restoring Confidence in the Legislative Process

December 4, 2007 · 12:00 am


Date: December 4, 2007
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Registration 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Gardenia Room
Sacramento, CA

about the program

The growing public distrust of government has led state and community leaders from both parties to recommend a variety of reforms to California’s electoral and governance systems. Reform is complicated, however, by the powerful interests and the high stakes involved in any changes to the rules for electing and governing. As a result, many reform proposals in recent years have been tried and rejected. Four senior statesmen and legislative veterans will discuss the need for political reform and explore some options designed to improve the state’s decisionmaking process.

Mark Baldassare, PPIC
Introduction: Deborah Reed, PPIC
Presentation: Eric McGhee, PPIC
Panel Discussion (session video)
Moderator: Mark Baldassare, PPIC
Pete Wilson, Former Governor of California
Willie Brown, Former Speaker of the Assembly
John Burton, Former President pro Tempore of the Senate
Jim Brulte, Former Senate and Assembly Republican Leader
Fabian Núñez, Speaker of the Assembly
EVENT VIDEO (full program)