Calls to Action: Citizens

USC Center for the Political Future: Is California Still A Golden State?

USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) Co-Directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy were joined by former California State Treasurer John Chiang and former Gov. Schwarzenegger advisor David Crane to assess California’s governance and government services amid rising housing costs and tax rates, and the future of the Golden State on Wednesday, February 9. In partnership with Govern For California.


  • John Chiang: California State Treasurer (ret.); former California State Controller; Fall 2020 CPF Fellow

  • David Crane: President, Govern for California; Lecturer in Public Policy, Stanford University

  • Bob Shrum (Moderator): CPF Director; Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics, USC Dornsife

  • Mike Murphy (Moderator): CPF Co-Director; NBC Political Analyst