Matt Levin

Data Reporter
Matt Levin is the data dude for CALmatters. His work entails distilling complex policy topics into easily digestible charts and graphs, finding and writing original stories from data, running correlations for no reason, and yelling at his computer for something he did wrong in his code. Matt is a former research associate for the Public Policy Institute of California, where he specialized in poverty and social policy. He has reported for KQED’s The California Report, PBS Frontline, and Private Equity International Magazine. He has a Master’s in Public Policy from UCLA and an MS in Journalism from USC, but he'll always consider himself a Cal bear. Although he hates the phrase "wonk out", he will happily talk about your regression model with you.

 Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Overcast. Expanded rent control won’t be coming to your city anytime soon—at least not via the state Legislature. Matt...

One way or another, two words are likely to dominate the complicated politics of California’s housing crisis in 2018: rent control. With the Legislature set to hold a key hearing,…

For better or worse—although really, who would argue better?—2017 was the year Twitter commandeered politics. A look at California in 2017, told from tweet to tweet.

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For the fourth time this year, Congress has prevented the Trump administration from arresting medical marijuana users. But for California medical growers and users to feel safe from federal prosecution,…

Matt and Liam discuss the potentially massive consequences of federal tax reform on California's housing woes.

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