Commentary

Head of California’s watchdog agency dedicated to “helping people do the right thing”

FPPC Chair Jodi Remke prioritized improving transparency and simplifying ethics law while strictly enforcing serious violations. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Public adds voice to project to modernize California’s political ethics law

Californians who deal with state's Political Reform Act praise project to simplify law's language Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

VIDEO: Modernizing California’s Political Reform Act draws capitol crowd

Simplifying California's complex political ethics law to increase participation is the focus of Sacramento event Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Local candidates seek more clarity in California’s Political Reform Act

Office seekers welcome simplification of convoluted a state ethics law that adds time and confusion to running in elections. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Project to modernize California’s Political Reform Act takes stage in L.A.

Public interest in work to simplify state's political ethics law drew an audience of lawyers, public servants, academics and concerned citizens in Los Angeles. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

VIDEO: Getting public involved remains key to Political Reform Act revision

Public input will help make California's political ethics law simpler and encourage more participation in the political process. Read More

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

Political Reform Act Revision webinar draws great interest

Project will invite public comment on refreshed version of California's "overly complex, cumbersome and at times inconsistent" political ethics law. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

VIDEO: Why California is modernizing its Political Reform Act

Head of California's lead political watchdog agency shares why the political ethics law is in need of modernization. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

Political Reform Act webinar set for this week

FPPC and CA Fwd will share info on project to make the law simpler to understand and enforce Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Governance Reform

Looking outside California for election reforms that improve turnout and save money

How reforms based in technology, innovation and practicality impact elections and the bottom line Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, 50 State, Elections

Modernization of California’s landmark Political Reform Act announced

Project to update California’s venerable political ethics law for the 21st century has kicked off and will include public webinar and input phases Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Political Reform Act, Governance Reform, Elections

The Politics of Prosperity

New report reveals Latinos' access to the American Dream is at risk because of a "representation gap" in high-level offices Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

How insufficient funding can undermine elections

Election officials are taking stock of how smoothly California's primary elections ran, while dealing with long-standing funding problems. Read More

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

In 2016 elections, progress for women running for office remains mixed

While wins at the top of the ticket are evident, the news in other state and local races is more complicated. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

How the Top Two primary is changing California

Observers of California politics reflect on the electoral reform, which resulted in 23 state races with candidates from the same party facing off in November.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 14, Top Two Primary, Elections, Proposition 14

California voters approve Prop 50 with more reform measures on horizon

Ballot initiative wins overwhelming approval from voters; proposals to boost transparency in the Legislature move forward Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Initiative Reform, Elections

To supporters, Prop 50 is small but correct step in good government direction

Measure before voters on June 7 primary ballot seeks to allow Legislature to suspend its members without pay Read More

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

VIDEO: Why care about how California pays for elections?

Solving state-local tension over funding elections is key to reducing costs, improving the voter experience and modernizing aging voting technology. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

CA Fwd report outlines plan to upgrade how California pays for elections

Analysis sheds light on state-local tension over county funding of elections and reforms dependent on solving the problem. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Elections, State Budget

California needs to think long-term after extra election funding approved

California is correctly addressing perfect storm of competitive presidential primary and glut of November ballot measures. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

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