Jim Mayer

Executive Director, California Forward

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Executive Director of California Forward, a bi-partisan organization advocating citizen-driven solutions to reforming state government.

Jim Mayer on KCRW

Barack Obama’s  nominee for Attorney General  faced a Senate confirmation  hearing  today.

The Justice Department: Too Much Change, or Not Enough?

Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General faced a Senate confirmation hearing today.

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California faces a  $40 billion deficit  over the next two years, but in a few weeks it will run out of money to pay for operating expenses.

$40 Billion Hole in State Budget Stays Empty

California faces a $40 billion deficit over the next two years, but in a few weeks it will run out of money to pay for operating expenses.

from Which Way, L.A.?

By gerrymandering their own district boundaries, Democrats and Republicans in the  Assembly  and  Senate  have guaranteed that legislative seats almost never change from parties.

Government Reform Begins with the Lines on a Map

By gerrymandering their own district boundaries, Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly and Senate have guaranteed that legislative seats almost never change from parties.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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