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:
California is not doing a good job of tracking changes to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its watershed. That’s making it even tougher to manage the water that is available for the benefit of the state’s communities, economy and environment.Tue, May 17, 2022 5:25 am
CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, May 17. Gender diversity law struck down As California pushes the envelope with progressive, first-in-the-nation policies, the courts are pushing back. The latest casualty: a controversial law requiring all […]Tue, May 17, 2022 5:00 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised budget projects an astonishing $100 billion surplus due to soaring revenues but ignores some potentially very negative factors.Tue, May 17, 2022 12:01 am
The two hottest political issues this year are inflation and abortion and California Gov. Gavin Newsom highlighted his response to both while unveiling a revised state budget.Mon, May 16, 2022 6:51 am
Assembly Bill 2146 would ban residential outdoor use of neonicotinoid pesticides such as imidacloprid because they are contaminating drinking water.Mon, May 16, 2022 5:25 am
In the crowded primary for California controller, Yvonne Yiu is betting that spending millions of her own money is her ticket to the top two. But the track record of self-funding candidates in statewide races is mixed.Mon, May 16, 2022 5:25 am
California lawmakers and activists are pressing Gov. Gavin Newsom to spend more to help the state’s poorest residents.Mon, May 16, 2022 5:00 am
California has a whopping $100 billion surplus, but looming financial threats could threaten the state's economy in just a few years.Mon, May 16, 2022 5:00 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Air Resources Board are boasting about California's shift to zero-emission vehicles but the reality of making it happen is daunting.Sun, May 15, 2022 6:00 am
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