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

Why a Regional View of Infrastructure Is Crucial

A new report covering the national capital area could serve as a template for other regions to engage the public and deal with funding gaps. Read more

Automatic voter registration sought in California

Every eligible Californian would be automatically registered to vote under legislation Secretary of State Alex Padilla is exploring. “If government knows who’s here, who’s 18, who’s a citizen, why go through hoops?” Padilla said in an interview. Read more

Alameda County agrees to allocate more realignment funds to community-based organizations

Alameda County will approximately double the money it spends on programs helping people coming out of jail and prison under a plan approved by supervisors Tuesday. Read more

California women’s caucus pitches bills on pay equity, child care, poverty

Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus on Tuesday announced a package of legislation aimed at providing pay equity on the job, expanding access to child care, creating family-friendly workplaces and addressing poverty. Read more

Cost to earthquake-proof L.A.‘s crumbling pipe system? $15 billion

Mayor Eric Garcetti's call to strengthen Los Angeles' water system — one pillar of his ambitious plan to ready the city for a major earthquake — would cost as much as $15 billion and require decades of work, Department of Water and Power engineers estimate. Read more

California tops other states in job growth

For years, business lobbyists complained about what they derided as "job killer" laws that drive employers out of California. Rival state governors, notably former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, made highly publicized visits to the Golden State in hopes of poaching jobs. Read more

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