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Fixing California

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Industry Leadership Series

An engaging conversation on California Governmental Policies with David Crane,
SIEPR Research Scholar, Stanford University and Former Economic Advisor
to Governor Schwarzenegger

Fixing California ImageDespite higher tax rates and revenues, California's spending on K-12 education, courts, transportation and other services is flat, down or less than revenue growth, crowded out by higher spending on pensions, other retirement benefits, debt service, corrections and Medicaid.

How do we fix those problems? Join us for a discussion led by David Crane, Lecturer in Public Policy and SIEPR Research Scholar at Stanford University and president of Govern For California. David will share his thoughts on how to  address those issues as well as the state’s two principal non-fiscal issues, which are inadequate K-12 education and a poor employment environment contributing to California’s 25% poverty rate. Expect an informative overview and a lively question/answer session.

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Our Speaker: David Crane

David CraneDavid Crane is a Lecturer in Public Policy and SIEPR Research Scholar at Stanford University and president of Govern For California. From 2004 – 2010 he served as a special advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and from 1979-2003 he was a partner at Babcock & Brown, a financial services company. Crane also serves as a director of the Volcker-Ravitch Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, Building America’s Future, California Common Sense, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, the Society of Actuaries Blue Ribbon Panel on the Causes of Public Pension Underfunding and the University of California’s Investment Advisory Group. Formerly he served on the University of California Board of Regents and as a director of the California State Teachers Retirement System, the California High Speed Rail Authority, the California Economic Development Commission, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Environmental Defense Fund, Legal Services for Children and the San Francisco Day School.

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