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Budget: Proposition 2 already having positive impact
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A mere two months after voters approved the Rainy Day Fund Stabilization Act, Governor Brown’s budget proposal reveals Proposition 2 is already having a positive impact on California’s long-term fiscal health.

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California Attorney General adds commenting to ballot initiative site
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Important reforms to how our state’s direct democracy is conducted were signed into law in the fall of 2014 and they are starting to see the light of day in the real world

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Year in Review: Community Corrections
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Perhaps no other project area under the California Forward has achieved so much in a single year while also taking on so much more to start the next than the Partnership for Community Excellence

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Data Summit: Should local governments embrace open data?
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That was one of many topics asked and answered this week in Long Beach at the latest California Forward and Code for America co-sponsored Regional Data Forums.

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A quick word on California ballot initiative reform
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BITA has passed, but what are the next steps toward ensuring its success? And what are Californians looking for in this new Legislative session?

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VIDEO: CSBA collaborative key to making sense of LCFF
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The California School Board Association has gathered together 15 school districts and 2 boards of education, along with the help of CA Fwd, to navigate the law that affords each much more control over spending

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CA Fwd and CSBA come together for LCFF “living laboratory”
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It’s significant when 17 school districts and county offices of education agree to participate in a pilot program designed to figure out best practices for the rest of the state on LCFF and LCAP implementation.

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