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Riverside County takes proactive approach to transitioning inmates back into community

Inmates previously released often with little planning or mental health resources for life after incarceration Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative

New FPPC tool makes it easier to explore state official payments data

State political watchdog agency launches search site for finding payments requested by state officials Read More

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

California’s major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding

Community Colleges reveal $200 million in spending and accountability via regional workforce programs Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

California group seeks to train and motivate women to run for office

Training series kicked off across the state to build skills and tactics for women looking to run Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections

Something very important happened in Sacramento this week in full view of public

Voting on transportation bill, Legislature passed important transparency test put in place by voters Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

Community Colleges give breakdown where new workforce funds being spent

Data portal details how $200 million in career tech education funding are being distributed across California Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Legislature could be on road to transparency, accountability with transportation bill

California's road-funding bill sets up high-profile test of new voter-approved transparency rules Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: How to boost upward mobility in California

Whether or not California's next generations do better than their parents has a lot to do with these local factors Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: How data can link money, influence and legislation in state politics

Bringing money in state politics into the light expands voter knowledge Read More

Categories: Democracy, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Accountability, Transparency

Governor Brown goes to Washington

California's governor sent message to President Trump about where they could work together and where they may clash Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Jerry Brown, Jim Mayer, Lenny Mendonca

Peer support specialist draws on own struggles to help at-risk Riverside County youth

Program pairs peer personnel with troubled youth on path to detention Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Crime

California election leaders stay focused on reform in politically charged era

Future of California Elections coalition gathered to talk big changes ahead in how California votes Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

San Bernardino County jail study by CA Fwd leading to change in criminal justice

Data gives county opportunity to make jail system more cost effective, maintain public safety Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Justice System Change Initiative, Realignment, Crime

Future of California Elections highlighted this week

One of biggest changes in how Californians vote will be focus as election officials gather in Los Angeles Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class

JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

Student cybersecurity competition aims to fill California workforce pipeline

California Community Colleges participate in CyberPatriot program to spur student interest in growing field Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit

VIDEO: California entrepreneur works to shine light on money in politics

CA Fwd talks to Jim Heerwagen, citizen champion of transparency and campaign finance reform Read More

Categories: 50 State

VIDEO: James Fallows on America’s split image of itself

Touring country by small plane, author finds many hold grim view of nation but are optimistic about their community Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Governance Reform

VIDEO: FEC’s Ann Ravel decries dysfunction and gridlock in federal government

CA Fwd talks future of political reform with political watchdog commissioner who submitted resignation this week Read More

Categories: 50 State, Democracy, Elections, Elections

Yes, Washington, there is a political middle

Despite blue status, California created models of reform that combat hyper-partisanship  Read More

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