Millions of Californians, many of them children, live in poverty today. By one measure California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Public policies can address poverty, and the deep economic hardship in California calls for a sustained, multifaceted response from state leaders. What specifically should be done?
An afternoon workshop at Policy Insights 2015, the California Budget Project’s annual conference coming up on March 4th in Sacramento, will take a close look at policy strategies for addressing economic hardship in our state and their potential impact on low-income individuals and families. This session will feature the following panelists:
- Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins
- Senator Mark Leno, chair, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee
- Assemblymember Mark Stone, member, Assembly Committee on Human Services
- Erica Williams, assistant director of state fiscal research, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Chris Hoene, executive director, California Budget Project (Moderator)
We hope you’ll join us for this and other sessions — including the keynote address from Ezra Klein, editor-in-chief of Vox.com — that will explore the most pressing issues and questions facing our state. You’ll also be helping the California Budget Project celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Early-bird registration ends February 19th, so register today to save 15% off the full registration.
— Steven Bliss