News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

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California farmers offer to give up some water, avoid cuts

A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century. Read more

East Bay Senate race shows how state politics are changing

The complaints about Glazer’s efforts to appeal to Republicans and independent voters ignore the changes taking place in California elections with the advent of the top-two primary system, in which the two biggest vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the runoff. Read more

Taking vacation time — on the campaign trail

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Policy center links auto thefts to California prison shift

A california policy center concludes the state's policy to send low-level felons to county jails instead of state prisons had only "a very limited impact on crime," resulting in increased auto thefts but no impact in violent offenses. Read more

Details Hidden On Legislative Lawyers Drafting Bills For Influential Groups

The work of the Office of Legislative Counsel is the ultimate seal of approval in Sacramento, an indispensable step for any proposal that becomes law in California — and perhaps why lobbyists and interest groups often privately ask legislators to have the taxpayer funded lawyers draft bills for them, too. Read more

Glazer wins easy victory over Bonilla in state Senate runoff

Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer won a surprisingly easy victory over fellow Democrat Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla on Tuesday night in what had been a nasty, hard-fought contest for an East Bay state Senate seat. Read more

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