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Current proposals to broaden access to legal services are predicated on sound regulatory frameworks that keep the public protected.
The governor should be speeding up the transition to zero-emission technologies, not padding the coffers of profit-rich oil companies.
A statewide media collaboration to raise awareness about poverty and income inequality through in-depth journalism and community outreach.
Every California community college is working to develop the next three-year iteration of its student equity plan. We owe it to our students to develop strategies and actions that can eliminate racial disparities.
In years past, finding enough substitute teachers at California’s high schools was not a daily struggle. Now they are in high demand.
Ethnic studies can teach our children about their commonalities and their unique identities. Civics can teach them how to work toward compromise. California’s plan, however, is for these lessons to be taught separately. That makes no sense.
Progress in dealing with California’s affordable housing crisis has been abysmal, and this is unacceptable. Here are a few actions to take now:
Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down
State funding is insufficient so lower-income residents have trouble getting their subsidies. The problems jeopardize California’s climate and air pollution goals as electric car prices keep rising.
The governor’s new water plan is timely and much needed, but making it happen will require unprecedented compromises from California’s powerful environmentalist lobby.
Explore CalMatters’ explainer “card decks” to discover the data-driven context you need to make sense of big issues confronting California.
To bring COVID under control and address other ongoing public health emergencies, we need a well-trained army of public health workers.
The Democratic Party could regret its failure to better coordinate campaigns in California and spend more money on congressional races that helped determine control of the House of Representatives.
The narrative that young voters surpassed seniors in election turnout is simply not true. But they are influencing elections in a major way, and helping Democrats win elections across California.
Corporations can no longer pay lip service to the rights of LGBTQ+ people while actively undermining them through their political donations.
California must show the nation a way that offers complete democratic participation, inclusion and a narrative of “Belonging.” Here’s how:
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Many Californians will wake up this morning to a relatively rare phenomenon: Rain. Today, the freezing-cold temperatures and high-powered winds that have gripped much of the state this week are…