Don’t Miss These Speakers at Policy Insights 2015

January 26, 2015

register now graphicPlease join us on March 4th at the Sacramento Convention Center for Policy Insights 2015. The California Budget Project’s annual conference brings together hundreds of advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other leaders to explore many of the major policy questions and challenges facing our state today.

This year we’ll have several expert plenary speakers on hand to help celebrate our 20th anniversary and discuss how smart policy choices can help create pathways to opportunity for all Californians. Speakers include:
  • Joe Mathews, California & innovation editor, Zócalo Public Square
  • Ana J. Matosantos, policy consultant and former director, Department of Finance
  • Manuel Pastor, director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-director, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
  • John A. Pérez, regent, University of California Board of Regents and speaker emeritus, Assembly
  • Darrell Steinberg, chair, California Government Law & Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig and former Senate president pro tem
  • And others to be announced soon!

Discounted early-bird registration ends February 13th, so be sure to register todayQuestions? Contact us at or 916-444-0500.

— Steven Bliss

“An Incomplete Vision”: Join Us February 19 for the CBP’s Annual Briefing on the Governor’s Proposed Budget

January 30, 2014

The California Budget Project is pleased to announce that our annual briefing on the Governor’s proposed budget will be Wednesday, February 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Join us — either in person in Sacramento or remotely via webinar — for An Incomplete Vision: Putting the Governor’s Proposed 2014-15 Budget in Context. This briefing will address key questions about the Governor’s budget proposal, such as:

  • With state revenues coming back, what facets of the budget is the Governor prioritizing?
  • What might the major elements of the Governor’s budget proposal mean for low- and middle-income Californians and for our state’s future?
  • What is the economic and social context for the Governor’s proposal? And how could it shape this year’s budget debate?

You can choose one of two ways to participate: Attend the briefing in person at the CSAC Conference Center in downtown Sacramento, or join online via webinar. Sign up for your choice on this registration page.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the CBP at or (916) 444-0500.

We look forward to your joining us on February 19!

— Steven Bliss