Fiscal Reform

Restoring balance and trust to the Golden State
150 150 Elizabeth Sholes

No election is insignificant, but the specific measures on the California ballot this November bear heavily on our concerns for social justice.

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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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Proposition 24: Repeals recent legislation that would allow businesses to lower taxable income
150 150 California Forward

Over the past two years, lawmakers have made changes to certain tax laws, which have led to a decrease in the amount some businesses pay in income tax. Proposition 24 would repeal these changes and reinstate business tax laws as they existed in 2008.

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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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Memo to candidates – dire economy calls for deep reforms
150 150 Jason Clemens

California’s unemployment rate is 12.4 percent Рthird-highest in the country Рbut that statistic fails to tell the whole story of our economic woes.

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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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