The "State" of California

By Institute of Governmental Affairs

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This album features programming sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Affairs at the University of California Davis focused on policy issues in the state. This includes the IGA series Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California held in Fall Quarter 2009.

Episode Date
Governing California: Is It Possible?
In this Policy Watch Seminar presented by Sacramento Bee columnist Daniel Weintraub on September 30, 2009, the columnist talks about the politics of governing California.
Sep 30, 2009
California Tax Reform? The Commission and Its Aftermath
Stephen Sheffrin, professor of economics at UC Davis and a tax expert, talks about how the California tax reform commission, its outcome and how that contributes to our budget crisis. His talk is part Of Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California.
Oct 28, 2009
California Views of Constitutional Reform: The Results of the Latest Field Poll
Mark DiCamillo, director of the California Field Poll, talks about what voters are thinking and reacting to in the series Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California.
Nov 04, 2009
Meltdown: A Legislator's Perspective
In this seminar in the series on Meltdown: Institutional Challenges Facing California, presented on Dec. 2, 2009, by the Institute of Governmental Affairs, Assemblywoman Lois Wolk, D-Davis, analyzes the state paralysis and solutions.
Dec 02, 2009
The Year of Magical Thinking: California's Water Disaster, Crisis Politics and the Media
In this Institute of Governmental Affairs Policy Watch Seminar, Matt Jenkins, a contributing editor for "High Country News" discusses California water politics.
Apr 14, 2010
After the Dust Has Settled: What's Next for California?
Through monologue and dialogue, Daniel Schnur, chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, discusses California voter frustrations and candidate practices. He also speaks on the differences between California voters and the broader American voter profile.
Nov 10, 2010
Integrated Regional Water Management: Collaboration or Politics as Usual?
Mark Lubell, UC Davis associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy, speaks about his study on the Bay Area's Integrated Regional Water Management program.
May 18, 2011
Ready or Not? California's Early Assessment Program and the Transition to College
Michal Kurlaender, associate professor at the School of Education at UC Davis, discusses the affects the early assessments program has had on school accountability.
Feb 29, 2012
Pricing Solutions to California's Water Impasse
Richard Howitt, professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis, discusses three different studies: a delta economy study, an experimental pricing study and a Yolo county bypass study. He explains how the delta is in trouble due to geology and physics, not due to economic issues.
May 16, 2012