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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:

Los demócratas de California dejan de lado el plan de Gavin Newsom de construir más rápido importantes infraestructuras

EN RESUMEN El gobernador Gavin Newsom presentó un plan para acelerar la construcción de importantes infraestructuras públicas y exigió votos rápidos de los legisladores. Sus aliados demócratas congelaron las propuestas. Read this article in English. Dando un golpe al gobernador Gavin Newsom, los legisladores demócratas derribaron hoy su ambicioso intento de reformar la ley ambiental […]

Thu, May 25, 2023 4:51 pm
How California can simplify the financial aid process for undocumented students

California offers financial aid to undocumented students, but a new report found that only 14% took advantage last year. Consolidating the convoluted application process and expanding work opportunities so undocumented students could cover the gaps left by a lack of federal aid could help.

Thu, May 25, 2023 5:30 am
California lawmaker opens legal fund over Facebook feud

Sen. Catherine Blakespear appears to be the only member of the California Legislature who has a legal defense fund. She is using it to cover bills from a lawsuit from the time she was Encinitas mayor.

Thu, May 25, 2023 5:30 am
Five hours in the California fentanyl crisis

On an average day in California, about 18 people die due to overdoses from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. That works out to nearly four people every five hours. In that same five-hour period, legislators on Wednesday heard the sad account of a grieving mother, analyses from local officials and researchers and even one admission […]

Thu, May 25, 2023 5:00 am

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