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The Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance have 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, will present 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 will draw 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.