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VIDEO: How data can link money, influence and legislation in state politics

Bringing money in state politics into the light expands voter knowledge Read More

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

Governor Brown goes to Washington

California's governor sent message to President Trump about where they could work together and where they may clash Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Jerry Brown, Jim Mayer, Lenny Mendonca

Peer support specialist draws on own struggles to help at-risk Riverside County youth

Program pairs peer personnel with troubled youth on path to detention Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

California election leaders stay focused on reform in politically charged era

Future of California Elections coalition gathered to talk big changes ahead in how California votes Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

San Bernardino County jail study by CA Fwd leading to change in criminal justice

Data gives county opportunity to make jail system more cost effective, maintain public safety Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

Future of California Elections highlighted this week

One of biggest changes in how Californians vote will be focus as election officials gather in Los Angeles Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class

JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Student cybersecurity competition aims to fill California workforce pipeline

California Community Colleges participate in CyberPatriot program to spur student interest in growing field Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: California entrepreneur works to shine light on money in politics

CA Fwd talks to Jim Heerwagen, citizen champion of transparency and campaign finance reform Read More

Categories: 50 State

VIDEO: James Fallows on America’s split image of itself

Touring country by small plane, author finds many hold grim view of nation but are optimistic about their community Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Governance Reform

VIDEO: FEC’s Ann Ravel decries dysfunction and gridlock in federal government

CA Fwd talks future of political reform with political watchdog commissioner who submitted resignation this week Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Elections

Yes, Washington, there is a political middle

Despite blue status, California created models of reform that combat hyper-partisanship  Read More

California county organizations warn on ACA repeal without replacement

Groups involved with health care law sign letter urging the creation of comprehensive plan to support existing coverage levels. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative

UC Davis Law dean emphasizes civil rights in improving law

Project to simplify a California law aligns with leader's goals of increasing access and bettering people's lives Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Accountability, Transparency

Increasing voter turnout means putting our money where our mouth is

Solving the tortured election funding problem California's counties experience is key to reducing barriers to voting Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project

VIDEO: Panetta urges reforms in California to continue

Former Defense Secretary gives rousing speech on the state of national politics and the need for California to be a model of reform.  Read More

Categories: 50 State, CA Fwd Legacy, Democracy

CA Fwd rallies political reformers from across the US around nationwide agenda for change

Amid highly polarized national politics, reform groups seek path forward at state and local level Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Elections

Why the Middle Class Matters

The California Dream isn't sustainable unless we do more to lift the state's workforce into middle class jobs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California Community Colleges launch biomanufacturing bachelor degree program

To match workforce needs, two colleges worked together to offer a four-year biotech and biomanufacturing degree Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

CA Fwd: Moving CA From Red Ink to a Reserve

How CA took a leap forward in creating a more stable state budget picture Read More

Categories: CA Fwd Legacy, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, State Budget

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