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    Government Action and Communication Institute (GACI) is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) public policy, education, and research organization specializing in health care, social services, and education issues.

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    Policy Insights 2015 California Budget Project Conference
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    8:30am – 4:30pm, Reception following Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor

    The SCAN Foundation 4th LTSS Summit
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014
    9:00am – 4:00pm – Reception following Sacramento Convention Center
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