Budget Reform

CA Fwd report: The coming revenue debate must look beyond politics
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With more than a dozen major tax proposals moving ahead, the new report from CA Fwd explores the biggest ideas and their policy implications, while outlining a set of criteria voters can use to weigh the merits of each.

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Work continues after California budget and election reform victories
150 150 Ed Coghlan

California earned a rating bump because of its latest budget, while citizen-led reforms won major victory in U.S. Supreme Court.

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CA Fwd offers policy framework for special legislative session on road funding
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Legislature working on addressing a $59 billion-backlog in state road and highways maintenance, but so far, proposed fixes have been temporary solutions to a long-term infrastructure investment issue.

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Governor’s budget is good news not because it’s bigger–but because it’s better
150 150 Lenny Mendonca and Pete Weber

Spending plan takes a forward-looking approach to spending surging revenues, smartly making one-time investments for the long term rather than making all-around increases that will have to be cut next recession.

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Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton: California must invest now in education and infrastructure
150 150 Lenny Mendonca and Doug Henton

California has an opportunity to build for long-term prosperity with smart investments in schools, workforce development and infrastructure.

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