News Clips

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

Some June write-in candidates made it to the November ballot

The state's relatively new top-two primary election system has helped more than a dozen June write-in candidates earn places on the Nov. 4 ballot -- and without paying filing fees. Read more

Realignment: Progress and challenges

Expectations were high when California rolled out public safety realignment in October 2011; many expressed optimism that the reform would significantly address prison overcrowding and reduce the state’s high recidivism rate. Read more

‘Water cops’ being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

It's about to get more difficult to go unnoticed if your sprinklers are watering the street more than your lawn. California's worsening drought and mandatory new state water rules are prompting Bay Area water agencies to beef up their conservation staffs -- the employees sometimes called "water cops." Read more

Why blame is the death of reform

Turning a governmental organization around requires a combination of partnership and trust. That can't happen as long as everybody is pointing fingers. Read more

Kevin Mullin mulls election recount reform bill

The politically ugly recount now under way in the race for state controller has inspired a Bay Area Assemblyman to start working on a bill to reform the election recount process. Read more

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