California Forward is a catalyst for a better CA.
to restore the dream we must:

  1. Create More Middle Class Jobs
  2. Promote Cost Effective Public Services
  3. Create Accountability for Results
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CAFwd calls for action from Legislature

Our Path Toward Trust offers reform ideas necessary to restore confidence in elected officials Read more »

VIDEO: California Rainy Day Fund—an idea whose time has come

Boom and bust can no longer define our budgeting Read more »

CAFwd partners with California School Boards Association

We have teamed up with CSBA to help districts implement the new school funding law LCFF Read more »

Special district tool comes to the Transparency Portal

The feature opens the floodgates on special district financial data Read more »

Video: California’s economic recovery is a tale of two economies

The strength of the recovery depends on the region Read more »

From the News Desk

Results are in: Surveyed Californians eager for a Path Toward Trust

California Forward will often ask folks what they think on certain issues, but never have we gotten such an overwhelming response, however, than when we sent a simple survey asking people to give us feedback on our Path Toward Trust Read more

California ballot initiatives—keep them but fix them

California Forward, the League of Women of Voters of California and dozens of others civic groups have been meeting over the past year sharing opinions and ideas for changes in the initiative process. Read more

VIDEO: Taking California’s Online Voter Registration to the next level

The June 3rd primary election is just six weeks away, yet millions of Californians will be unable to cast a ballot because they’re not yet registered to vote. Read more

Rainy Day Fund: Other states’ volatility is California’s lesson to learn

We’re in an upswing now. But we saw what happened last decade when everything was decidedly not hunky dory. Safety net services are the first to go, but the hole that this state had dug itself was so deep that cuts were made seemingly everywhere to get back in the black. Read more

California special session called for Rainy Day Fund

“We simply must prevent the massive deficits of the last decade and we can only do that by paying down our debts and creating a solid Rainy Day Fund,” said Gov. Brown. Read more

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