CA Fwd in the News

A running list of coverage of CA Fwd in the news, alongside selected items on reform in California.

For press inquiries, please contact Jania Palacios (520-404-7643, jania@cafwd.org).

A Sustainable Los Angeles? That’s the Plan!

The City of Los Angeles' new (and first) Sustainability Officer thinks we should know something about the first half of his title. "Sustainability is not a euphemism for the environment," said Matt Petersen. Read more

A Sustainable Los Angeles? That’s the Plan!

The City of Los Angeles' new (and first) Sustainability Officer thinks we should know something about the first half of his title. "Sustainability is not a euphemism for the environment," said Matt Petersen. Read more

Governor’s budget is good news not because it’s bigger—but because it’s better

For almost 20 years, California’s state budget has been locked in the same cycle: In bad times, governors divide the pain. When dollars are flowing again, they divide the spoils—often at the cost of the state’s long-term fiscal stability. Read more

Opinion: Nonpartisan Elections Are Working in California

Are the political reforms that Californians approved having an effect? Increasingly the answer seems to be yes. The latest example was a special election for the vacant 7th Senate District in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more

VIDEO: California Chief Justice leads charge to close civic knowledge gap

Business leaders contend the growing skills gap reflects a critical need to better prepare students to compete in a global economy. But civic leaders argue that placing greater emphasis on STEM education should not come at the expense of civic education, which equips students with the knowledge and skills to participate in our democracy. Read more

Opinion: California must invest now in education and infrastructure

This spring, the governor and the Legislature have an opportunity to innovate a different future. Rather than building a new spending base that cannot be sustained, the state needs to invest its unexpected revenue like venture capital — it needs to invest in education and infrastructure projects that can catalyze job creation and reduce poverty. Read more

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