As a legislative conference committee was doing its item-by-item sojourn through the state budget this month, many were marked "tbl." It was insider shorthand for "trailer bill language," but it just as easily could have stood for "trouble," because that's what the annual exercise of writing bills to accompany the budget has become. Read more
Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.
A ruling that struck down parts of a parcel tax that voters passed to support local schools will stand after the California Supreme Court decided not to review the case, setting the stage for some taxpayers to receive refunds. Read more
The Capitol's three most powerful politicians danced a victory jig Tuesday to celebrate the pending passage of an on-time, balanced state budget. And they did deserve to enjoy the moment. Read more
For proof that headlines don't tell you the whole story, you only have to look as far as one touting a new study concluding 2011's independent political remapping "got the job done." Read more
Seven months after his tax initiative refueled funding for California's beleaguered public schools, Gov. Jerry Brown has orchestrated what's being billed as a major overhaul of how the state funds K-12 education. Read more