Governance Reform

Californians brainstorm state’s political issues

It's hardly news that Californians are frustrated with politics as usual. The budget is billions of dollars out of balance and invariably comes together late, with duct tape and deferral of the real problems. Sixty percent of Californians say the state is headed in the wrong direction. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform

Attorneys concerned about resources and self-interest if government close to people

The American Constitution Society (ACS) Bay Area Lawyer Chapter enjoyed an engaging participatory discussion co-sponsored and facilitated by California Forward...  Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Speak Up CA

California Forward survey finds voter hope amid gloom

This week California Forward released the results from the first in a series of "California Viewpoints" surveys on Californian's attitudes toward state government, reform, and how... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement, Accountability, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Leadership Council

CA Fwd named top CA influencer

California Forward has been named a top "California Influencer" by Campaigns & Elections magazine for its work to repair a broken state government... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Leadership Council, Speak Up CA

Forging a path to a stronger state

In recent days several news outlets have focused on the work of California Forward and our efforts to fix state government. While much of this may be in response... Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Selected Blog Posts, Proposition 11, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Proposition 11

Brown says California needs restructuring

As he inherits California's chronic budget problems, Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants to try a new approach to dealing with the state's massive deficits: a broad restructuring of the relationship between the state and local governments... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown

Five changes Californians must approve for reforms

As California begins another year with a huge budget deficit, let me make some predictions. Before the confetti from the New Year's party hits the floor, the Legislature will slide into its time-honored gridlock... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform, State Budget, Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, State Budget

Despite fee hikes, UC still cheaper than prison

Even with the latest tuition increase, a year at Cal is still cheaper than a year at San Quentin. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, State Budget, Governance Reform, State Budget

Brand new world

Welcome to the new CAFwd.org! As you can see, things are brand new around here. We've shifted to a new design and a new set of informational and interactive features to make it easier ... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Speak Up CA

Election results complicate efforts for structural reform

California voters demonstrated their famed misdirection on Nov. 2, stopping the Republican tsunami at the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but also sending a strong message about the size and reach of government, and just how far they will trust politicians, once elected to office. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 14, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Proposition 14

For California, Jerry Brown might just be in the right place at the right time

It's hard to argue with the decisive majority (54 to 41 percent) of Californians who chose Jerry Brown as their next governor Tuesday. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Budget Reform, Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown

CA Fwd welcomes new partner in effort to fix state government

California Forward has worked diligently to advance political and fiscal reforms that will bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in our great but struggling state.  Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Tax Reform, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Bob Hertzberg, Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Tax Reform

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