Cities and counties could dramatically restrict the information they release to the public without explanation under a bill approved by the state Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown as part of the state budget package. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
Because high-speed rail, water diversion and education funding have stolen the spotlight, it's been easy to overlook the 20-month-old work-in-progress that is California's prison realignment program. Read more
A planning document intended to resolve decades of water conflict in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was instead greeted by a flood of lawsuits on Monday. Read more
A battle is raging over a California program that grants businesses tax breaks for creating jobs but prevents the public from knowing who got them and why. At issue are enterprise zones, which were established to boost employment in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods and rural areas. Read more
A bright metal drinking fountain is mounted on the wall in the community center of this tiny town west of Fresno. Read more