A well-financed bipartisan nonprofit group made its formal debut Wednesday in Sacramento, saying its initial efforts will be directed at reforming California government’s dysfunctional budget process and pushing to reform the rules for drawing legislative district.

California Forward is co-chaired by Leon Panetta, former congressman and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, and Thomas McKernan, chief executive officer of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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