Experts to Discuss State Budget Priorities

Feb. 21 panel will examine proposed 2017-18 California budget and changes expected at the federal level

campus, capitolRIVERSIDE, California – State spending priorities and potential impacts on California’s budget of federal funding changes will be discussed at the University of California, Riverside on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Chris Hoene, executive director of the California Budget & Policy Center, will lead off the discussion of “California Budget Perspective: What’s At Stake in State and Federal Budget Proposals?” at 2 p.m. in Highlander Union Building 269. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. Free parking is available in Lot 24.

Hoene will examine key elements of Gov. Brown’s proposed budget for 2017-18 and major changes expected at the federal level. Discussing the implications of state and federal budget choices for Inland Empire communities will be Maribel Nunez, director of the California Partnership, and Ronald Loveridge, UCR associate professor of political science, director of the UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, and former longtime mayor of Riverside.

The event is co-sponsored by the UCR School of Public Policy and California Budget & Policy Center.

The California Budget & Policy Center is a nonpartisan organization that focuses on evaluating and improving public policies affecting the economic and social well-being of low- and middle-income Californians.

California Partnership is a statewide, economic justice coalition of low-income people of color and community-based groups that organizes and advocates for policies and programs that work to reduce and end poverty.

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