Founded in 2015, CalMatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

Economic inequality, education, health care, housing, criminal justice, environmental regulation – the debates on these issues and others have a profound impact on the lives of 38 million Californians and beyond. Yet, mirroring trends across the country, there has been a significant decline in the number of journalists covering the Capitol in Sacramento. This has meant fewer eyes on decision makers, and a public that feels disconnected from its state government.

Our diverse team of experienced journalists, with the time and resources to dig deep, is committed to meaningfully informing Californians across the state about the players, politics, and interests that shape the issues that affect their lives. To ensure we reach millions of Californians, we publish our work on and share it at no cost with more than 200 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences.

CalMatters is based in Sacramento, CA.