A bill now sitting on the governor’s desk could, if signed into law, be a game-changer for the initiative business. Polls show that, 102 years after the invention of the California initiative process, voters are increasingly wary of the expansion of direct democracy. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
Education groups and business interests are at odds over a statewide initiative to increase the size of the state’s rainy-day fund to $11 billion and set aside at least $800 million a year. Read more
Nearly two thirds believe the state budget situation is a “big problem,” but only 43 percent support Proposition 2, the rainy day fund, also a priority for Brown and most lawmakers. Read more
According to a new report, states' spending on transportation has dropped far more than the federal government's in the last decade. Read more
This was the state that embodied the middle-class American dream: Move west, acquire a small slice of property, perhaps with a palm tree or two. Read more