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California Policy Forum: First 100 Days the Newsom Administration
California’s new governor has promised big changes for our state, both when he was on the campaign trail and in his first proposed budget. Now that 100 days have passed, what are Governor Newsom’s top priorities? What has he already been able to jump-start? And what isn’t getting addressed?

Join experts from nonprofits, philanthropy, and government who will help us sort through the dizzying array of budget proposals, bills, initiatives, and ideas that are all part of Governor Newsom’s policy agenda.

Apr 10, 2019 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Karthik Ramakrishnan
Professor of Public Policy and Political Science @University of California, Riverside
Karthick is founding director of the Center for Social Innovation and a Board Member of The California Endowment, and Chair of the California Commission on APIA Affairs. He directs the National Asian American Survey and is the founder of, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has published many articles and 6 books, including most recently, Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016) and The New Immigration Federalism (Cambridge, 2015), and has written dozens of op-eds and appeared in over 1,000 news stories.
Christopher Martin
Legislative Advocate - Homelessness @Housing California
Christopher Martin is the legislative advocate with a focus on California homelessness policy for Housing California and he serves on the Executive Steering Committee at the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for the Adult Reentry Program. Christopher has worked in the State Capitols of Illinois and Michigan, and the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. While in D.C., Christopher worked for then-Rep. Tammy Duckworth to secure funding for homeless veteran care for various non-governmental organizations in Illinois and around the country.
Chris Hoene
Executive Director @California Budget & Policy Center
Chris Hoene became the Budget Center’s executive director in October 2012, bringing to the organization 15 years of leadership in state and local policy research and analysis. Prior to joining the Budget Center, Chris was director of the Center for Research and Innovation at the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, leading efforts to analyze trends in local and state government and promote constructive policy action on issues including public finance, economic development, housing, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and governance.