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California's Fiscal Outlook: Jerry Brown's Final Budget and the Challenges Ahead, February 21, 2018

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The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance convened a half-day discussion featuring three panels on California’s budgeting and transparency practices, the state’s unique fiscal landscape, and the fiscal challenges it will face this year and in years to come.

William Glasgall, Senior Vice President and Director of State and Local Initiatives for the Volcker Alliance, presented with Sarah Swanbeck, Executive Director, Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, on the fiscal practices and challenges facing Western states, including California. Their analysis drew on a 2017 Volcker Alliance report Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: What is the Reality? that assesses the quality of all fifty states’ budgeting practices. The report—and accompanying budget report cards for each state—is the product of a multi-year study conducted in partnership with more than fifty professors and graduate students in public finance and budgeting at eleven US schools of public administration or policy, including Ms. Swanbeck and researchers at UC Berkeley.

California's Fiscal Health in Context: The State of the Western States

Fiscal Realities: California's Revenue Volatilty 

Legacy Costs, Aging Populations, and Budget Trade-Offs

#NextCA Summit, August 16, 2017

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Last summer, the Goldman School of Public Policy brought together young leaders from all over the state to talk about our generation's vision for a better future in the Golden State. As young Californians, as part of the most diverse generation in history, and as part of the state that is this country's strongest economic driver, we have a unique opportunity to set the agenda for what we want the #NextCA to look like.

This event is an annual leadership summit to discuss how young activists in California can help lead a national movement for better education, jobs, healthcare, and security for young people.

Social Impact Job Fair, March 22, 2017

The most difficult problems of our time require a strong public interest technology field.  Local governments, technology companies, and public interest organizations are looking for engineers, analysts, and designers to help solve their biggest challenges. 

Code for America, New America CA, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the UC Berkeley School of Information, and the Center for Technology, Society & Policy hosted this job fair in order for students to learn more about exciting internship and career opportunities from employers. Invited organizations included:

City and County of San Francisco | New America | Bayes Impact | Code for America | PopVox | TechCongress | CA Digital Service | Brigade | Remix | Civic Insight | Center for Democracy and Technology | And more…

Milliennials and the Future of Work Summit, July 21 & 22, 2016


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The Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Insitute for the Future of Young Americans brought together young California leaders and organizations in the Summer of 2016 to build our generation’s vision for a better future. 

Do Millennials Stand a Chance? Giving the next generation a fair shot at a prosperous future, November 18 2016

Addressing a Pension Funding Crisis in State and Local Government, July 22, 2015   

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