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2020 Election Preview

California’s presidential primary is just around the corner. How will California voters influence the 2020 election? And what are the implications for the state’s future? Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the upcoming election season.

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A Conversation with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

Join us as Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California State Assembly, talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about some of the key challenges and opportunities facing California and how state policymakers can work to address them.

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Preparing California for Census 2020

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. With political representation and billions in federal funds on the line, the importance of an accurate count cannot be overstated. Is California prepared? This event will feature distinguished leaders and experts from the state and local levels, assessing readiness and discussing the actions needed to ensure an accurate census next year.

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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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A Conversation with Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary

As new leadership begins shaping policy in Sacramento and national leaders engage in contentious debates, California faces substantial opportunities and challenges. Ann O’Leary, chief of staff to Governor Gavin Newsom, will join PPIC’s Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging conversation about the most pressing issues that state leaders must address—now and in the future.

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Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

PPIC’s latest survey looks at Californians’ views of the post-election landscape, including opinions on the new Congress, the state’s fiscal and policy priorities, income inequality, and immigration. In addition to tracking approval of state and federal leaders, the survey examines perceptions of Governor-Elect Newsom’s plans for California. PPIC researcher Dean Bonner will outline these and other key findings.

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Higher Education Priorities for California’s Next Governor: Insights from a New Public Opinion Survey

Higher education plays an essential role in California’s economic mobility and growth. But do Californians feel the state’s higher education system is meeting their needs? Join College Futures Foundation president Monica Lozano and PPIC president Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging discussion on the results of a new PPIC survey on higher education—and its implications for how California’s next governor can expand access, improve outcomes, and manage finances for the state’s colleges and universities to benefit all of California’s students.

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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.

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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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A Conversation with Congressman Kevin McCarthy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy 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, water policy, wildfire management, and fuel emissions standards. He also offered his view of the political landscape leading up to the November midterm elections.

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