News Clips

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

Viewpoints: Confusing, secret initiative process is ripe for reform

If you are like most Californians, you like that you can vote on important issues via our state’s initiative process. It is a century-old tradition in California – let the people speak and follow their wishes. Read more

California’s economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit. He asked his assistant to fetch the budget director a sandwich. Read more

Counties tell Gov. Brown they need money for his law

Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments. Read more

County offices to cut districts some slack for now on their LCAPs

State and county education officials are seeking to reassure school districts that might be worried that county superintendents will reject the new accountability plans they’ll submit by July 1 for the 2014-15 year. Read more

California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Read more

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