Rainy Day Fund

CA Fwd: Moving CA From Red Ink to a Reserve

How CA took a leap forward in creating a more stable state budget picture Read More

Categories: CA Fwd Legacy, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, State Budget

CA Fwd’s Comments on Governor Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

Statement on behalf of James Mayer, President & CEO of California Forward Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Jim Mayer

CA Fwd—Approaching a Decade of Making a Difference

Ten years into an era of reform, California's outlook has been shaped by public desire for change in how government served the people. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Governance Reform, Term Limits, Leadership Council, Accountability, Budget Reform, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Lenny Mendonca, Pete Weber, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, State Budget, Transparency

California’s Rainy Day Fund - Protecting our Future

Lenny Mendonca and Pete Weber, co-Chairs of California Forward's Leadership Council, on how California's Rainy Day Fund is protecting our Future. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund

CA Fwd Statement on Rainy Day Fund and Ballot Initiatives

“The decision to include payments into the state's new rainy day fund in the proposed ballot measure that would extend high income tax rates is a victory for all Californians...." Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Revenue Reform, Tax Reform, State Budget, Tax Reform

Bipartisan conversations address next steps toward improved governance

Leaders from across the political spectrum and across California will take part in public discussions about how to restore California's role as the model for other states to follow in the areas of education, jobs and public engagement.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Governance Reform, Term Limits, Government, Leadership Council, Accountability, Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Elections, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Redistricting, State Budget, Transparency

Work continues after California budget and election reform victories

California earned a rating bump because of its latest budget, while citizen-led reforms won major victory in U.S. Supreme Court.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elections, Initiative Reform, Proposition 11, Redistricting, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Proposition 11, Redistricting

Poll: Californians say voter turnout a big problem, support election reforms

Survey shows most voters and non-voters open to reforms designed to boost turnout, like sending every registered Californian a vote-by-mail ballot and automatically registering people who utilize DMV. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Government, Civic Engagement, Elections, State Budget

Part 1: Revenues may be rolling in but state budget must heed lessons of past

Boom, Bust, Repeat? - New series from CA Fwd explores how the state can smartly manage recent revenue gains to strengthen public programs for the long term. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Boom, Bust, Repeat, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, Revenue Reform, Tax Reform, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Leadership Council

LAO Outlook analysis: Thinking smartly about our fiscal future

California’s recent approval of Proposition 2 is already paying dividends, but long term revenue stability must still be addressed. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund

Some final words on this important Election Day in California

Before we say get out and vote (!), we have a few other things we’d like to discuss. Think of this as Scrooged, California Edition, because we’re going to talk about the past, the present and the future. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Government

Prop. 2 aims to secure California’s fiscal future

As a businessman, I've learned that timing matters. As a Californian, vitally interested and concerned about the future of the state, I see an opportunity that we should seize. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund

New data shows strong support Proposition 1, gains for Proposition 2

It's less than two weeks from the election and neither the drought, the support for the state water bond seem, or interest in beefing up the state's budget reserve seem to be waning much.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

Pete Weber and Jim Mayer: State political reform is working

The evidence is growing that voters are getting the political reform they wanted when they seized from lawmakers the authority to draw district boundaries, opened primary elections to all voters, and modified term limits to reduce constant campaigning. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Proposition 11, Proposition 14, Redistricting, Top Two Primary, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Governance Reform, Government

Proposition 2 receives overwhelming endorsements from across the political spectrum

Proposition 2 captures revenue spikes, doubles the size of California's rainy day fund and accelerates paying down the state’s “wall of debt” Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Multi-Year Budget, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget

What you can do for California

This volatility is predictable, but the consequences are avoidable: Proposition 2 on the November ballot is the best solution developed after a generation of debate. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund

Release: California Forward Action Fund launches “Yes on Proposition 2” campaign

Voters urged to protect critical services Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund

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, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget

Reader Poll: Spend or save surplus funds?

During good economic times, state revenues grow. How should California use a state budget surplus? Read More

Categories: Reader Poll, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget

How the Rainy Day Fund is impacting education in California

As the public service that commands the lion’s share of general fund expenditure, perhaps no other area stands to benefit more than K-12 education. Read More

Categories: Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, State Budget, School Governance

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