SacTown Talks returns from the end of session break with a strong episode. Senate Lena Gonzalez returns to discuss broadband access and how California needs to close the digital divide, the way the state can save money by using technology, and why she felt safe returning to the Capitol. The conversation then focuses on her chairpersonship of the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. She discusses what type of the oversight the committee will provide, how it will continue to hold hearings throughout the fall, how it will meet with from across the globe in the coming months so that California can open up safely and quickly. She also explains the need for both rapid tests and 40,000 contact tracers to control the spread of covid, and that the state will need to do a robust job of explanation of its plan in order to be successful.

December 7, 2021

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