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:
Despite how Gov. Gavin Newsom portrays it, Florida and California both use their education systems to promote ideological agendas.Mon, May 29, 2023 12:01 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to decarbonize California's economy but the California Environmental Quality Act is an impediment. So, he wants to streamline the law's application for big public works projects.Sun, May 28, 2023 12:01 am
Just in time to go home for Memorial Day weekend, legislators bulldozed their way through a bunch of bills at the end of this week to beat the even bigger deluge next week, when there’s a Friday deadline to pass remaining bills through the house where they were introduced. Some of the bills that passed […]Fri, May 26, 2023 5:00 am
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
Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out a plan to speed construction of major public infrastructure and demanded quick votes from lawmakers. His Democratic allies put the proposals on ice.Thu, May 25, 2023 4:34 pm
The state Air Resources Board voted today to ban the substance known as chromium 6, giving platers several years to switch to an alternative the platers say won’t produce the same chrome shine.Thu, May 25, 2023 2:00 pm
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
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
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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