6/5/15 - Transcript - "California's Golden Opportunities: Economy, Infrastructure and Education"

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, the 36th and 37th Governors of the state of California joined Town Hall for a discussion on how to keep the state moving forward. The discussion, moderated by Jim Newton, touched on water issues, CEQA and environmental regulations, and the legacy of prop 187. While the 36th and 37th Governors did not agree on all issues, their insight into running this large and important state provided important perspective on how to continue California's forward momentum.

“I say to people, if you graduate college on the East Coast, you’re going to want to join the company.  On the West Coast, you’re going to want to start a company. There’s a different DNA. People believe they can do things themselves, and we benefit from that.” - Governor Gray Davis


“For all of the things that I have spoken about, none to me is nearly as important as the fact that California once, some 40 plus years ago, had the best public schools in the nation.  Today, that’s not only not true, but we are, by not me but by others, who are paid as professionals to rank the different states, California today has the reputation as having some of the very worst public schools.” - Governor Pete Wilson


To read a transcript of the conversation in its entirety, click here.