CA Fwd's letter to the Federal Election Commission

CA Fwd's letter to the Federal Election Commission

CA Fwd is asking the FEC to embrace and improve electronic disclosure of campaign finance information so that it's more difficult for large political donors to exert more influence on policy decisions than the average citizen

Governor's budget reflects much of Economic Summit agenda

Governor's budget reflects much of Economic Summit agenda

In his two major public appearances this week, Gov. Brown offered a broad vision for California’s sustainable growth that aligns closely with the goals of the California Economic Summit

California community colleges get double dose of good news

California community colleges get double dose of good news

California’s community colleges are considered a key player California meeting the challenge of aligning its workforce to the jobs available. Recently they received a double dose of good news from Governor Brown and President Obama.

2015: Open season for California open data

2015: Open season for California open data

A new crop of state lawmakers and constitutional officers, combined with activity underway in state and local governments, are pushing California closer to a “tipping point” where the demand and use of data can truly transform the public sector

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Recent Commentary

California task force to close skills gap gets to work

01/26/2015 by John Guenther

CA Fwd's Jim Mayer and others assemble to help state's community colleges connect workforce training with industry skill needs. Read More

CA Fwd co-chair Lenny Mendonca responds to criticism of BITA

01/26/2015 by Lenny Mendonca

When I read Henry Lawrence’s guest perspective on the passage and effect of the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act, or BITA, I was inspired to react because in many instances, I believe he is mistaken Read More

Robust response to California Higher Education Innovation Awards

01/26/2015 by Ed Coghlan

California has a growing shortage of skilled workers for major regional industry sectors and needs to better prepare people for in-demand and/or high growth jobs in major industry sectors Read More

New study finds dismal 2014 youth voter turnout may continue unabated

01/22/2015 by Alexandra Bjerg

When less than 10 percent of eligible young Californians make their voice heard through the ballot box, the future of our state is refusing to have a say in our state’s future. Action needs to be taken. Read More