Jim Mayer

Executive Director, California Forward

Guest

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.

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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.

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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.

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