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Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

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Introduce a bill and pay a fee, says proposed ballot measure

California lawmakers are considering upping the price of direct democracy by increasing to $2,000 the decades-old $200 fee to file a ballot measure. Read more

Fewer released felons returning to California prisons

Fewer felons released from state prison are returning because of committing new crimes or having their paroles revoked, a new report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says. Read more

California Assembly OKs measure to boost voter turnout in city elections

California cities with low voter turnouts would be required to consolidate their elections with the state elections, under legislation approved Thursday by the state Assembly. Read more

Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

Uber — plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world — took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California. Read more

​California ends fiscal year nearly $7B above original revenue estimates

The state of California surpassed revenue projections by $6.8 billion above estimates made with the 2014-15 state budget, the State Controller announced this week. Read more

How more lawn restrictions could remake the California landscape

The sprawling suburban lawn — a symbol of the good life in postwar California — moved a step closer Wednesday to being consigned to the history books. Read more

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