California Governor Jerry Brown, who decries a widening gulf between rich and poor, is campaigning for a fourth and final term presiding over a state that’s outpacing the U.S. in producing both millionaires and food-stamp recipients. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
The office of secretary of State would be stripped of partisan affiliation under a new proposal by Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo). Gorell is pushing a new constitutional amendment that would make the job of elections overseer a nonpartisan office. Read more
Following a spate of ethical problems at the Capitol, a group of California lawmakers Thursday proposed a set of bills they say will change the way they do business. Read more
Seeking to fill the gap between opinion and factual information about job creation and sustainability, as well as economic trends in California, the Center for Jobs and the Economy recently launched a more robust website so that anyone will be able to better see and understand the nexus between California’s job environment and the economy. Read more
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, along with Senators Ricardo Lara and Kevin de Leon have called a press conference for Thursday to announce a package of bills they tout as "major upgrades to public service accountability rules and practices." Read more