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The opportunity to provide transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical equity gap toward accessing early education.
California needs to reexamine policies that prevent retired teachers from returning as substitutes within their first six months of retirement.
A comprehensive proposal to reform the Cal Grant program addresses the racial disparities in the current financial aid system.
A CalMatters series investigates what’s improved and what’s worsened since the last drought — and vividly portrays the impacts on California’s places and people.
As long as unnecessary offshore drilling is allowed to continue, no level of protection can safeguard ocean habitats.
A statewide media collaboration to raise awareness about poverty and income inequality through in-depth journalism and community outreach.
The same forces pushing Black voter suppression efforts in Georgia, Texas and other states are bankrolling the recall in California.
A preliminary estimate shows that the Caldor Fire cost tens of millions in lost economic activity. Wildfires, and the economic disruption they cause, have a large economic impact. But right now, California has a mostly incomplete picture of how much fires cost the state each year.
As a business owner, I know firsthand how tough it is to keep up with easy-to-exploit “pro-consumer” laws.
Canceling administrative fees and penalties at state’s colleges and universities would remove stumbling blocks for vulnerable students.
SB 535 would prohibit health care insurers that already cover biomarker testing from requiring prior authorization.
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Good morning, California. It’s Thursday, October 21. Port backlog worsens One if by land, two if by sea — but expect delays either way. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to help unclog the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, outside of which…