Budget Reform

CA Fwd welcomes new partner in effort to fix state government
150 150 James P. Mayer

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.

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Comprehensive fiscal reform: How long can we wait?
150 150 Zabrae Valentine

Even with 100 “extra” days to finish their work, the Legislature and Governor fell well short of including comprehensive budget reform in the final 2010 budget.

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Proposition 26: Two-thirds vote for fees
150 150 California Forward

We all pay a mix of taxes and fees to fund government services, such as schools, roads, libraries, and police and fire services. Proposition 26 seeks to change how we approve certain fees from a simple majority of 50 percent plus one to a two-thirds majority vote.

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Proposition 25 – A chance for change
150 150 Andrea Guerrero

What motivates people to vote? Change.

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Proposition 25: Majority vote budget
150 150 California Forward

The California State Constitution requires that the Legislature approve a budget by June 15 of each year, 15 days before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1. But over time, the budget has increasingly been enacted past this date.

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Proposition 21: VLF surcharge for parks
150 150 California Forward

This measure would create a new, stable funding stream for California state parks and wildlife programs, which have received declining amounts of financial support in recent years.

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