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A Conversation with San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Mayor London Breed will join PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging discussion about her leadership on the critical issues facing the city—from housing and homelessness to the budget and fiscal policy.

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How Climate Change Drives Disaster Cascades

By Lori Pottinger

California has had a devastating series of natural disasters in recent years. We talked to Amir AghaKouchak of UC Irvine about how climate change amplifies natural hazards.


California’s Water: Energy and Water

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Katrina Jessoe, Robert Wilkinson ...

Energy and water use in the state are interconnected yet managed separately. This brief describes the synergies and tradeoffs between the two sectors and proposes ways to increase the efficiency and sustainability of both.


A Conversation with Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

California educates more than 6 million children in its K–12 public schools, and education is by far the largest area of state spending. PPIC president Mark Baldassare spoke with Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck, the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, about their visions for California’s schools.


A Conversation with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi talked with PPIC president Mark Baldassare about the relationship between California and the federal government in a range of areas, including tax reform, immigration, health care, and environmental policy. She also offered her view of the political landscape leading up to the November midterm elections.

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