A federal bankruptcy judge approved the city of Stockton's bankruptcy recovery plan Thursday and sidestepped challenges to its workers' pensions that could have threatened municipal retirement plans across the state in the years ahead. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said. Read more
A new Field Poll finds support for California’s two health-related statewide ballot measures is slipping – but voters continue to back the water bond and a proposal to reduce sentences for some drug and property crimes. Read more
With the election heading to the home stretch, this is the last chance to debunk some of the myths about Proposition 2. Read more
In a closely watched case, a federal judge on Thursday is expected to decide whether the bankrupt city of Stockton can continue to pay employees generous pensions that soon could consume one-fifth of municipal revenues. Read more