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Poll: What should be the top priority for next CA Secretary of State?

Although not yet elected, a lengthy to-do list already awaits the next California Secretary of State on his first day in office. Which issue do you think he should tackle first? Read More

Categories: Elections, Reader Poll

Do you accept the California Water Challenge?

Nonprofit group creates an online game that lets Californians learn about the state's daunting water challenge and then make some tough decisions about water policy. Read More

Categories: Infrastructure

Candidates for elections chief tout resumes and ways to boost voter turnout

A conversation between the two candidates for Secretary of State appear to differ more on their approach to getting under the hood of California's elections than on what needs fixing. Read More

Categories: Elections, Elections

Californians will save water, but will they vote?

"CA Fwd will be listening closely to the candidates to see how they plan to reverse the troubling trend of declining voter participation, how they will energize efforts to modernize Cal Access, and how they will ensure VoteCal implementation is timely with appropriate stakeholder involvement to make a system that will last," said Jim Mayer, President and CEO of CA Fwd.  Read More

Categories: Californians, Civic Engagement, Elections, Millennials

Latino Millennials are an expanding and influential voter demo

Hispanic Millennials make up about seven percent of California’s voting population and are influential both for their own numbers and how they also provide information to older generations Read More

Categories: Californians, Elections, Government, Millennials

CA Fwd applauds State Controller for launch of open data portal

California Forward congratulates the California State Controller’s Office on its new open data portal, ByTheNumbers.sco.ca.gov. Read More

What Tesla’s choosing of Nevada over California really means

Tesla’s decision to build its $5 billion gigafactory in Reno, Nev. is disappointing – but not the loss decried by its harshest critics Read More

Categories: Economy

Reader Poll: Who won, Neel Kashkari or Gov. Brown?

Did the gubernatorial debate change your opinion of either candidate? Read More

Categories: Government, Jerry Brown

Lawmakers approve legislation giving cities more robust tools for building infrastructure

The power of local financing can fund roads, transit-oriented housing and much more Read More

Categories: Economy

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

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