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.
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.
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.
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.
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.