A festering dispute over how much freedom local officials should have over education spending has reignited, pitting school managers against advocates for low-income families and some key members of the Legislature. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
The Senate has passed a bill to rescue highway and transit funding that House Speaker John Boehner says he won’t accept, keeping the specter of a “highway cliff” alive with just days before Congress is set to leave for its August recess. Read more
The Inland Empire city of San Bernardino has been one of the slowest-recovering large U.S. cities since the recession, according to an economic ranking from the consumer financial website WalletHub. Read more
In a quiet ending to one of the most high-profile campaign money controversies in California history, the political action committee reprimanded for accepting $11 million from mystery donors in 2012 has closed its doors. Read more
The majority of state and local government agencies don’t have the plans, tools or system support needed to exploit mobile technology, according to a new study released Monday by a public-private organization that promotes government teleworking. Read more