NEW REPORT: Moving tax debate beyond politics

NEW REPORT: Moving tax debate beyond politics

As major tax proposals move ahead, CA Fwd explores the biggest ideas and their policy implications, while outlining ways Californians can weigh the merits of each.

VIDEO: California schools work together to improve local control reform plans

VIDEO: California schools work together to improve local control reform plans

A group of districts banded together to make the grade under CA's ambitious local control school reform plan.

California open data bills advance cause of public data

California open data bills advance cause of public data

Status update on moving the state closer to a strong statewide open data strategy, including three bills under consideration in Legislature

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A Time for Bipartisan Deals

08/24/2015 by Jim Mayer

State Senator Steve Glazer, elected over a fellow Democrat via the top-two primary, pointed the way to bipartisan compromise through six new political rules he says will result in a stronger democracy. Read More

Bipartisan approach to educational success must focus on “whole student”

08/21/2015 by By Bonnie Mace

Bonnie Mace, member of the Evergreen School Board and participant of California Forward's Bipartisan Conversation in San Jose outlines the five most important actions we can take to ensure the education system leads to success. Read More

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Elections summit takes stock of California’s nonpartisan top-two primary reform

08/21/2015 by John Guenther

The question of the day in Sacramento was whether California's open primary reform was reducing partisan gridlock and creating more competitive elections.  Read More

Early signs of a deal emerge in special session on road maintenance

08/21/2015 by Justin Ewers

Infrastructure bills emerging in the California Legislature could offer the first glimmerings of a potential road funding deal that includes new money, new protections to ensure road funds are spent on roads, and new accountability measures. Read More