Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
The city of Stockton made national headlines in 2012 when it filed for bankruptcy protection. In November, the city made headlines again when it elected Michael Tubbs as its first African-American mayor. At 26, he’s also the youngest mayor of a large city in the U.S. But his hometown is struggling, with one of the highest crime rates and unemployment rates in the state.
State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker
California Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) is calling for a subpoena of budget documents from the University of California Office of the President, as well as reversal of a proposed tuition hike. She also weighs in on efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, state infrastructure and immigration policy.
UC's Audit Woes
University of California President Janet Napolitano appeared Tuesday before state lawmakers in Sacramento to answer questions about a recent state audit that accused her office of hiding $175 million, even as UC raised tuition across its 10 campuses. Guest: Emily DeRuy, higher education reporter, Bay Area News Group
State Sen. Holly Mitchell
California state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has made fighting for the poor her life’s work, and as chair of the Senate Budget Committee, she has considerable influence on how state tax dollars are spent. She shares her legislative priorities and weighs in on climate change, jobs and immigration.