California’s presidential primary is just around the corner. How will California voters influence the 2020 election, and how are the two major parties engaging with them? At a September 17 event in Sacramento, PPIC president Mark Baldassare discussed a new report on voter participation in California. Marisa Lagos, KQED’s California politics and government affairs correspondent, then moderated a lively discussion about the upcoming election season that featured Rusty Hicks, California Democratic Party chair; Tamara Keith, NPR’s White House correspondent; and Jessica Patterson, California Republican Party chair.
California’s climate is changing. Warmer temperatures, a shrinking snowpack, shorter and more intense wet seasons, more volatile precipitation, and rising seas are stressing water management in the Golden State. Leaders across the state are working to respond to the challenges these climate pressures bring, and the Newsom administration is developing a water resilience portfolio to address these issues in a comprehensive way.
Three panels of experts held wide-ranging discussions on the following topics: Protecting Californians from Floods, Fires, and Drought; Providing Safe Drinking Water: Next Steps; and Priorities for the Water Resilience Portfolio.