It’s been a year for leadership changes under the dome: San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins assumed the Assembly speakership in May, while Los Angeles Democrat Kevin de León is scheduled to take over as the state Senate President Pro Tem this month.
What will the Legislature look like under their charge? Atkins and de León join Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare for a conversation about their leadership priorities and the issues they think lawmakers should address next session, noon at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on J Street.
Atkins has previously mentioned building more affordable housing and reducing homelessness as her personal priority. When he was voted the next Senate leader in June, de León said his focus was helping Democrats restore their two-thirds supermajority in the upper house.