News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

Rainy-day plan ignites spending debate

Republicans and Democrats reacted favorably to Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement on Wednesday that he supports the creation of a new “rainy day fund” that would help the state government amass reserves to weather tough financial times and chisel away at its mountains of unfunded debt. Read more

Californians support state-funded preschool for 4-year-olds, survey shows

Educating 4-year-olds is important to California voters – important enough that 57 percent say it’s worth spending $1.4 billion a year for the state to provide all of them with preschool. Read more

Challengers show ability to compete for dollars

Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of congressional seats into battlegrounds between the two parties. Read more

Jerry Brown back to negotiating table with Republicans over rainy-day fund

Gov. Jerry Brown called Wednesday for a special session of the Legislature to take up his proposal to create a rainy-day fund, and for the first time since 2011 he will have to negotiate a major budget deal with Republicans. Read more

Poll finds California voters open to tinkering with tax-limiting Proposition 13

Proposition 13 may be the third rail of California politics, but state voters appear to have some appetite for making changes to the tax-limiting measure, according to a new Field Poll. Read more

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