At an historic Assembly meeting, lawmakers on both sides criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for proposing billions in cuts to schools, health care and safety net programs.
With a leaked draft opinion showing the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, California vows to strengthen abortion rights.
In the wake of Cal State Chancellor Joseph Castro’s resignation, here’s what you need to know about Title IX and what’s next for the university.
Electric-only advocates assume that renewable energy alone can power California; instead, we may pay the price with blackouts.
CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to put money in Californians’ pockets to help them pay for the skyrocketing price of gas. That was the main takeaway from his State of the State speech Tuesday night, […]
Would a new centrally managed health care program be any more effective than the Employment Development Department or the state’s other bungling bureaucracies?
A landmark California environmental justice law was supposed to clean the air in 15 key communities, but it’s hard to say if it’s worked.
Good morning, California. It’s Friday, October 15. Burnout + deadlines converge Employee burnout and resistance to vaccine mandates are colliding across California, leading to strike authorizations, walkouts and worker shortfalls in health care, education, transportation and logistics, hospitality, retail, entertainment and law enforcement. This week, nearly a third of California hospitals reported critical staffing shortages […]
Faced with business opposition, a state lawmaker fails to deliver on a pledge to require companies to report COVID outbreaks publicly. Supporters vow to fight for transparency in the name of public health and workplace safety.
Survivors of sex and human trafficking join local law enforcement officials in urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that would erase victims’ nonviolent criminal records faster.