Where Does California Go From Here?

I'm at the Milken Institute's State of the State Conferenceas a wide variety of voices tries to figure out how to get the Golden State back on track.

Here is an interview with Michael Klowden, the Institute's President and CEO, and Ross DeVol, a Milken Institute Director.

Their message: California has to figure out a way to help business, not hurt it.

And here is a rare interview with Steven Mnuchin, Chairman and CEO of OneWest Bank Group, born out of the ashes of IndyMac.

Mnuchin is a New Yorker and private equity guru who has moved west and gotten into banking in the worst real estate market in decades.

How is that going?

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