News Clips

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

Audit: California’s state technology department falling short

California’s state technology department lacks guidelines for suspending or axing struggling computer projects, fails to set formal expectations for the agencies launching them, and struggles to keep and train key employees responsible for oversight, a new state audit says. Read more

Winners of $50 million college innovation awards to be named

Colleges in California will find out which schools win a slice of the $50 million Gov. Jerry Brown is doling out to reward institutions for taking on creative and cost-effective ways to get more students to earn degrees in less time. The winners of the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education are expected to be announced at a committee meeting Friday. Read more

Jerry Brown seeks $1-billion emergency drought relief plan for California

As California braces for a fourth consecutive year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday will unveil a $1-billion relief plan, two sources told The Times late Wednesday. Read more

The Growing Evidence That P3s Are Delivering Value

Faced with constrained resources, government officials continue to turn to public-private partnerships (P3s) for various reasons, including maximizing capital resources, transferring risk, accelerating project delivery, achieving cost savings and enhancing accountability. Read more

New funding law creates disparity among low-income schools

The state’s new education funding formula provides extra money for all low-income children, students learning English and foster youth, and contributes more dollars if they make up the bulk of students in a district. Read more

Myers: California’s Special Elections May Be Overdue For An Overhaul

Gary Hart has been around California politics long enough to know that legislators skilled at navigating the status quo can be suspicious of change, and so he wasn’t surprised at the 2014 reaction to his call for abolishing special elections to fill a legislative or congressional vacancy. Read more

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