Reporting: Fiscal Reform Plan Archives

California Economic Summit inches closer

A little over a month before the California Economic Summit on November 7-8 in Los Angeles, the final updates to the Signature Initiatives identified at the 2012 Summit have been added to the Summit’s Progress Tracker. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Stakeholder Roundtables

What should California do with the $4.6 billion in extra tax revenue?

Californians in November 2014 are scheduled to vote on a constitutional amendment, the California Rainy Day Budget Stablization Fund Act Read More

Categories: Elections, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform

Governor could improve voters’ trust in government

Gov. Jerry Brown says he has 600 bills on his desk, but many he will not sign because "there's not 600 problems that we need those solutions for." We suggest he locate and sign two bills, SB14 and SB15, that help solve two of his biggest problems: the annual budget mess and the lack of public trust in Sacramento's leadership, which voters say are closely linked. Read More

Categories: Accountability, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts

Budget projections fall behind already, substantive reform needed

“It didn't take long for California's optimistic budget to fall behind in tax revenues,” said the Sacramento Bee’s Kevin Yamamura. Less than two weeks after the rosy-outlook budget was passed, the projections it was built on have started to come unraveled.  Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform Plan, State Budget, Fiscal Reform Plan, Jerry Brown, State Budget, Transparency

CA Legislature still wrangling over budget, but everyday Californians able to reach a balance

The California Senate has voted down a plan to extend existing tax hikes for a year, based on united Republican opposition. This, as the deadline to pass a balanced budget moves ever closer. It is now just two days away on June 15. Read More

Categories: , Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform Plan

Californians want real solutions

After four consecutive years of budget deficits, Californians are wise to the accounting gimmicks and short-term fillers that keep California lurching from budget year to budget year without the kind of stable system in place that protects the programs they need and want. Read More

Categories: , Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Fred Keeley, Selected Blog Posts, State Budget, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Fred Keeley, State Budget

Forging a path to a stronger state

In recent days several news outlets have focused on the work of California Forward and our efforts to fix state government. While much of this may be in response... Read More

Categories: , Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Proposition 11, Selected Blog Posts, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Proposition 11

CA Fwd welcomes new partner in effort to fix state government

California Forward has worked diligently to advance political and fiscal reforms that will bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in our great but struggling state.  Read More

Categories: , Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Tax Reform, Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Tax Reform

Comprehensive fiscal reform: How long can we wait?

Even with 100 "extra" days to finish their work, the Legislature and Governor fell well short of including comprehensive budget reform in the final 2010 budget. Read More

Categories: , Budget Reform, Elections, Fiscal Reform Plan, Budget Reform, Elections, Fiscal Reform Plan