News Clips

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

California’s new water-waste penalty also applies to government, but who will enforce it?

When California water officials last week passed new regulations making wasting water a crime, they also handed a new tool to government watchdogs. Read more

California’s unemployment rate falls to 7.4%

California's unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in June — a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Read more

Former CEO of CalPERS pleads guilty to fraud, corruption charge

A former chief executive of the country's biggest public pension fund admitted that he took more than $250,000 in bribes and other valuable gifts from a friend and co-defendant in an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the pension investment world five years ago. Read more

Viewpoints: Comprehensive energy plan must balance environment and economy

Energy, the economy and the environment – the three are inextricably linked. Energy prices impact the economy, but energy production impacts the environment. This important interrelationship was understood to be fundamental to the formation of energy policy when each of us served as governor of California. Read more

Secretary of state candidates call for changes in recount law

Both candidates vying to be California's next secretary of state say the controversial recount in the controller's race demonstrates the need to change election laws. Sen. Alex Padilla, the Democratic candidate from Pacoima, called the process "embarrassing." Read more

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