News and views on Schwarzenegger’s legacy

Over the last few weeks, much has been written about our current Governor's legacy and the recall election which swept him into office... Read More

Categories: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting

Raising the bar and setting expectations for California higher education

Concern increases daily among soon-to-be high school graduates, their parents, the more than 670,000 current University of California and California State University students, and millions of Californians, as they watch... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Accountability, Education, State Budget

2011 Bay Area economy: Glimmers amid gloom

As we wrap up 2010 and prepare to enter 2011, The Bay Citizen's Jonathan Weber breaks down the good and the bad for the Bay Area (and California) economy. Read More

Happy Holidays from CA FWD!

2010 has brought with it some exciting and real steps toward repairing our broken government - from the top two open primary to a reaffirmation of redistricting. We look forward to continuing down the path to a shinier Golden State in 2011 – with your help, your ideas, and your support. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts

Despite fee hikes, UC still cheaper than prison

Even with the latest tuition increase, a year at Cal is still cheaper than a year at San Quentin. Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, State Budget, Governance Reform, State Budget

No change in number of CA Congressional seats

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission now knows exactly how many Congressional districts it will need to draw. Read More

Categories: Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11, Redistricting

CA Fwd’s Bob Hertzberg discusses governance and reform

The future of reform in California was the primary focus of a special panel at the "California's Future" conference, hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Bob Hertzberg, Governance Reform

$10,000: One man’s repayment for CA unemployment benefits

Just in time for the holidays comes this story of a former Californian who wanted to show his appreciation to the Golden State for helping get him through a hard time... Read More

California Supreme Court won’t block Proposition 14

Today it was announced that the California Supreme Court has decided not to hear a request to block the state's new election process. Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Proposition 14

Redistricting panel chosen

The original eight members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission have now selected the remaining six commissioners... Read More

Categories: Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11

Brand new world

Welcome to the new! As you can see, things are brand new around here. We've shifted to a new design and a new set of informational and interactive features to make it easier ... Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Speak Up CA

Making CA work better: A Q&A with CA Fwd’s Jim Mayer

As California Forward connects with thousands of people across the state about reform ideas to help repair our government, Executive Director Jim Mayer discusses what CA Fwd wants to do and how Californians can take part ... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Accountability, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Proposition 14

Public can weigh in on proposed choices for remaining Citizens Redistricting commissioners

The current eight members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission met on Friday to choose the remaining six commissioners, for a total of 14. The six will be chosen from ... Read More

Categories: Citizens Redistricting Commission, Civic Engagement, Proposition 11

State lawmakers tout CA Fwd ideas in discussions on how to solve the budget crisis

For California's budget, it has been a week of the worst of times and then even worse. With California once again confronting a massive budget shortfall estimated at more than $25 billion ... Read More

Categories: Jerry Brown, Speak Up CA, State Budget

Governor-elect Brown begins long and winding road to fix state budget

Word from the state Legislative Analyst on Wednesday is that the budget is scarier than we thought. But Governor-elect Jerry Brown is determined to tame the budget beast. Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, State Budget

Drawing the lines For California

On November 30th, I was sworn in to a 10-year term of service on California‚Äôs first-ever Citizens Redistricting Commission. This 8-member body is charged with redrawing ...  Read More

Categories: Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Proposition 11, Transparency

Schwarzenegger’s last-gasp budget revives previous ideas

In his final budget performance Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger resurrected ideas that fell on the cutting-room floor earlier this year. Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, State Budget

Progress Report offers roadmap to sustainable and prosperous future for CA

As Californians work to recover from both the economic recession and an erosion of education, public safety, social service, and business prowess, a new report offers a framework ... Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Civic Engagement

Californians tackle major issues at the Reviving CA Community Summit in Silicon Valley

On Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, people from all walks of life came together to help find ways to reinvigorate the State of California. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Elections, Speak Up CA

California is different and a 2011 harbinger

There has already been, and will be much more written in the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections. Behind the many plot lines that played out at the national level ...  Read More

Categories: Selected Blog Posts, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown

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