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Date: February 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (registration 11:45 a.m.)
Location: CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th Street, 2nd floor
Sacramento, CA

The governor's proposed budget reflects sizeable improvement in California's finances. But the state will face significant challenges before it is on firm fiscal footing. A bipartisan panel of experts and budget watchers talks about what California needs to do to stay on track to a brighter future.


11:45 a.m. Registration begins

12:05 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC

Craig Cornett, budget director and chief fiscal advisor, Office of Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Deborah Gonzalez, policy and fiscal director, Office of Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway

H.D. Palmer, deputy director, external affairs, California Department of Finance

Juliet Williams, political reporter, Associated Press

1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

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The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series is intended to inform decisionmakers and facilitate constructive discussion about the major social, economic, and political issues facing California. The series is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.


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