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California voter turnout will depend on educating unaffiliated millennials

The millennial generation increasingly has identifies as "no party preference" and votes less than other generations. That means voter turnout will increasingly rely on getting more voter information to that population. Read More

Categories: Elections, Elections

VIDEO: California Economic Summit’s Capitol Day recap

For three years now, the California Ecnomic Summit has been an ongoing partnership between Calfornia Forward and the California Stewardship Network to gather like minds and stakeholders with the singular goal of advancing the state's economy in a thoughtful, methodical and logical way Read More

Categories: Economy

Q&A: Assemblymember Scott Wilk on redistricting, Capitol culture

Q&A with Assemblymember Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) is another first term member of the California Legislature who took the time to answer some of our questions Read More

Categories: Accountability, Governance Reform, Government, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting

Q&A: Assemblymember Kevin Mullin on reform, future of CA politics

Assm. Mullin (D-San Mateo) talks about culture in the Capitol as one of the newer members of the State Legislature Read More

Categories: Accountability, Governance Reform, Government, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting

California film and TV tax credits heading to Hollywood ending?

The entertainment industry, which has been perceived statewide as largely a Los Angeles-based industry, will send its production anywhere Read More

Categories: Economy

Video Reader Poll: How SB29 would dramatically reduce vote-by-mail rejections

More than 65,000 VBM ballots in California went uncounted in 2012, according to Pew Charitable Trusts estimates Read More

Categories: Elections

California Legislature sending the wrong message by blocking SCA 17

The California Legislature missed a couple of opportunities this month to help restore the public’s trust in government Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Government

Millennials are like any other demographic: easy to stereotype, hard to define

To lump Millennials into a narrowly-defined group would be a mistake because they are as a diverse as any group of people with a shared trait Read More

Categories: Californians, Elections

Water bond deal is done. But will it actually improve California’s water system?

What's in, what's not and maximizing return on water investment Read More

Categories: Economy

If you build it, they will stay: Solving millennials’ housing puzzle

How the statewide housing shortage impedes California’s economy by pricing out a skilled demographic Read More

Reader Poll: Would turning elections into a lottery boost voter turnout?

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission voted on Thursday to recommend the City Council explore the possibility of offering cash prizes to lure voters to the ballot box Read More

Categories: Elections, Reader Poll

Three ways to ensure California’s prosperity emerge from Summit’s Capitol Day

Water, workforce and sustainable, affordable community housing are the big themes on annual meeting of minds Read More

Summit Capitol Day takes stage today in Sacramento

A full day of action highlights water, housing, infrastructure and workforce issues and their relationship to restoring luster to California's recovering economy Read More

Categories: Economy

Millennials avoid polls due to lack of solid voter information

Several Millennials we spoke with claim that they would be much more civically active if there was an easy to understand source of non-partisan information Read More

Categories: Elections

Reader Poll: Your thoughts on tax incentives as economic drivers?

State and local governments often use tax incentives like those mentioned above to attract or retain existing businesses and create jobs. But is it the best strategy for growth? Read More

Categories: Economy, Reader Poll

With water bond down to the wire, CA Fwd endorses Water Fix Coalition framework

California needs not just smarter water investments but smarter governance. Read More

Categories: Economy, Infrastructure, Leadership Council, Tom McKernan, Tom McKernan

What’s in store on Capitol Day: How to make the promise of SB 375 a reality

With a projected population of 50 million over the next three decades, we can't sprawl our way to prosperity Read More

Categories: Economy

Bolstered rainy day fund would benefit California business community

A restructured rainy day fund that captures spikes in capital gains revenue would lend a much needed air of stability to California's investment climate Read More

Categories: Governance Reform, Government, State Budget

California Economic Summit releases how-to guide on proposed new infrastructure financing tools

Ideas and new thinking empowers local leaders to address infrastructure issues within their jurisdiction Read More

Categories: Economy

What’s in store on Capitol Day: How to ensure California’s water sustainability

Conversation will surround one of state's most complex issues and its dramatic impact on California's economy Read More

Categories: Economy

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