Saving California is focused on policy changes that could help restore some of California’s lost luster – regardless of what politician runs our massive state government apparatus. The authors are all current or former Californians, people with deep expertise in their respective policy areas. Although their chapters include a fair share of criticism of current policy directions – how could they not? – they each propose real-world policy changes that could push the state onto a better track. Their ideas are realistic reforms that will advance the stated goals even of the most progressive legislators, such as bettering the environment and helping the poor.