News Clips

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

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Supreme Court upholds power of independent commissions to draw districts

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the kind of independent redistricting commissions used in Arizona and California to prevent partisan gerrymandering. Read more

Walters: Drought shows need to untangle California water rights

There is absolutely nothing in California government – or its politics – more complicated and contentious than water rights. Read more

Bay Area commuters say they’d pay to improve public transit

Local residents seem a bit conflicted and perhaps even illogical when it comes to transportation issues, according to a new poll done for the business-oriented Bay Area Council, but sitting in creeping traffic or standing on crowded trains can do that to people. Read more

Some water agencies in California consider defying state cuts

A handful of Central Valley water agencies that have been warned to stop pumping water from rivers to farms, in light of the drought, say they’re considering running their pumps anyway. Read more

LA gets chunk of $59 million federal grant to help ex-cons with jobs

"Far too many get stuck in a cycle of arrest, incarceration, release, are re-arrest," White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz said Thursday, in a press conference announcing $59 million in grants for programs that help ex-offenders find jobs. Read more

The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data

Data is the lifeblood of state government. It's the crucial commodity that's necessary to manage projects, avoid fraud, assess program performance, keep the books in balance and deliver services efficiently. Read more

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