California lawmakers seemingly take risky stand on voter-approved transparency law

CA Fwd encourages a responsible reading of law intended to prevent last-minute bill changes

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

Originally published on CA Fwd When polled, most Americans say they worry about the influence of money in politics. Our latest video lays out why tracking money from donations all the way to legislation is so important, not only to show who helped a candidate get elected, but also to show that influence in action.…

VIDEO: California’s affordable housing crisis from residents’ perspective

Two formerly homeless Californians share their story about getting into permanent housing and the need for more

VIDEO: How California can be smarter in managing its water

What's next in water innovations that could help the state's regions manage water for a more sustainable future

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

VIDEO: Why California housing fix needs to go big to make a difference

To address poverty and meet climate goals and prevent lost economic activity, state needs comprehensive housing plan

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

VIDEO: Ann Ravel decries dysfunction & gridlock in federal government

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

Storms put dent in drought but not the need to restore California’s water balance

Recent rains have been good news for state's water reserves but op-ed argues for more sustainable water management

VIDEO: Community Colleges aim to better prepare California millennials for today’s economy

For many in the millennial generation, the American Dream looks more like a distant concept. To address current economic realities, the new chancellor of the California Community Colleges, himself a product of the Colleges, says the state's higher education systems must equip students with new skills even he didn't have upon graduating. Although the millennial…