The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
For proof that headlines don't tell you the whole story, you only have to look as far as one touting a new study concluding 2011's independent political remapping "got the job done." Read more
Seven months after his tax initiative refueled funding for California's beleaguered public schools, Gov. Jerry Brown has orchestrated what's being billed as a major overhaul of how the state funds K-12 education. Read more
The budget deal that lawmakers will vote on this week is an effort to mesh financial restraint with a desire to provide more social services and healthcare for the needy — giving the state's economy extra time to recover before some of the spending kicks in. Read more
The budget compromise between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democratic leaders largely mirrors the governor's proposal for a fiscally restrained spending plan that assumes conservative revenue projections. Read more