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Each year our Department has the privilege of hosting an annual tour of the CA Capitol. This tour includes presentations by elected officials and policy experts in CA government. We also have the privilege of an inside perspective of the Capitol building including special visits to the floor of the Assembly and Senate -- an opportunity only 1% of people get to experience. This year's Capitol Tour was held Tues, April 9 and including meetings with the Fair Political Practices Commission (Sarah Olson, Linda Cassady), Legislative Analyst's Office (Judy Heiman, Eric Harper), Legislative Counsel's Office (Diane Boyer Vine, Maria Daniells), Assembly (Chief Clerk Dotson Wilson), Senate (Sen. Jim Nielsen). Special thanks to each of these presenters. In addition, we had the opportunity this year of attending the committee hearing on AB1085 (the Cal Grant bill sponsored by Assemblymember Beth Gaines). Students and faculty from the Public Policy Department participated and celebrated the bill passing through committee. Special thanks to Assembly member Gaines and her staff for the collaboration with us.