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VIDEO: California Economic Summit earns high marks for its priorities and broad coalition

Public and private leaders from all over the state say the Summit is addressing the right challenges

Edited: California Economic Summit aims to restore upward mobility

Watch highlights from the 2016 Summit which drew more than 500 Californians to refine a roadmap to shared prosperity

Eloy Oakley named chancellor of the California Community Colleges system

(Photo Credit: Violeta Vaqueiro) Originally published on CAeconomy.org The California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced their unanimous decision to select Eloy Ortiz Oakley as the next Chancellor of the state's community college system. Oakley, currently the superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District, will become the first Latino to serve as chancellor of…

Shot & Edited: Making the case for broader strategy for California’s housing crisis

A wide coalition in California is delivering a renewed call for the state and local communities to do more to build more housing--and build it in the right places. In the video above from California Forward (CA Fwd), which interviewed business associations, policy experts, developers of affordable and market-rate housing, affordable housing residents, environmental sustainability…

CA Fwd partners with watchdog agency to modernize California’s landmark political ethics law

(Photo Credit: Books - Kate Ter Haar/Flickr; Capitol Building - David Fulmer/Flickr) Originally published on CA Fwd California's lead political watchdog agency is embarking an ambitious review of the state’s historic ethics law to make it easier to understand, comply with and enforce – and California Forward has been asked to help with the project. The…

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Shot & Edited: Graduation, not incarceration

Originally published on CA Fwd Louie Chagolla first ran into trouble with the law when he was 13 years old. The South Los Angeles teen grew up around drugs and gangs and eventually was arrested. Chagolla spent time in youth correctional facilities and it was a cycle that repeated itself with Louie and too many…

VIDEO: Rethinking how to manage California’s water for the next drought

Originally published on CAeconomy.org As the drought drags on and fiscal pressures remain, rethinking how to better manage every drop of water on a large scale keeps moving up the priority list for California. At the 2015 California Economic Summit, we talked to water problem solvers for the 21st century from both the public and…

VIDEO: Is California’s nonpartisan primary having a positive effect on politics?

California's work to modernize its elections has been gaining some national attention lately. And last month, elected officials, election experts, and interested Californians gathered in Sacramento to look back at how the state's nonpartisan, or "Top Two" primary election reform is doing. We asked people there about the effects of Top Two, which allows voters…

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