Policy Insights 2016: Key Legislative Staffers Discuss the 2016-17 Budget

Increased state revenues present policymakers with a range of options for reinvesting in people and communities. This is especially critical in light of some key economic challenges facing California: high levels of underemployment and poverty, widening income inequality, and a safety net severely weakened by years of funding cuts.

At a Policy Insights 2016 workshop, hear senior legislative staffers discuss the central issues in this year’s budget debate and offer their perspectives on where the budget may be headed in the coming months and years. Speakers include:

  • Craig Cornett, Budget Director and Chief Fiscal Advisor, Office of Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leòn
  • Nicole Vazquez, Deputy Chief & Human Services Consultant, Assembly Budget Committee
  • Moderator: Steven Bliss, Director of Strategic Communications, California Budget & Policy Center

Today is the last day of regular registration for Policy Insights 2016. Tickets purchased after 10pm tonight will be charged late registration fees. We hope you can join us at on March 9, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center. For a complete list of conference speakers and sessions, visit our registration page.