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Original air date: January 20, 2016

The Program

The Forecast Webcast is an annual event scheduled to coincide with the release of the Governor’s Budget Proposal.  CSBA Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Relations, Dennis Meyers, moderates a panel discussion of education and economic issues and provides insight into the financial plan for California. 

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This year's Forecast Webcast is moderated by Dennis Meyers, Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Relations, CSBA, and includes the following guest panelists:

  • Teri Burns, Legislative Advocate, CSBA
  • Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Legislative Advocate, CSBA
  • Bryan DeBlonk, Legislative Director, CSBA
  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Donna Lucas, Founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs; Chair, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Carlos Machado, Legislative Advocate, CSBA
  • Dan Walters, Columnist, Sacramento Bee