The interview is intended to give listeners and introduction to the Legislative Analyst and the important role that his office plays in California politics, particularly for the California Legislature.
The LAO is one of the few sources of objective information in California politics and provides a series of reports throughout the year on the California Budget, state and local finance issues, education, health care and just about every other important state and local policy area.
The slide show discussed in the video podcast is included below. Here is a link the the LAO's Cal Facts report which is also discussed: Link to Cal Facts Report
The interview is part of the Kersten Institute's Inside Source Interview Series which serves to connect government officials and their staff directly with experts to build knowledge and skills on government and public policy issues. Inside Source is completely independent and self-financed by the Kersten Institute.