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Your story on the Fair Political Practices Commission offered a welcome opportunity to look at our important role in the political process. However, it promulgated a major misconception. You mistake...

Dams like humans have a lifespan. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is almost a century old. We need a rational, adult discussion on how to best store water safely in California.  Even “youthful” dams can pose...

The Trump administration’s rule authorizing the expansion of short-term insurance plans is bad news for small businesses, small business employees and solo entrepreneurs in California that depend on...

CALmatters commentator Dan Walters comments that “legislators lift the red tape imposed by the law for sports arenas, but not for housing.” I often hear the high cost of housing...

According to California's Legislative Analyst's Office, per‑pupil spending in California ranks in the middle of the states yet your article asserts that California ranks near the bottom and sources an…

Editor’s note: Thank you for your letter about our report on single-payer health care. We encourage feedback and will update our work as appropriate. Trust and the integrity of our work is at the...

Editor’s note: Thank you for your letter about our report on retirement debt for public employees. As we wrote in our post, “we encourage” feedback and will update our work as appropriate....

Reader reaction to “Retirement Debt: What’s the problem and how does it affect you?“ Great article. Clear and informative. I would have preferred that there was more detail re Gray...

Reader reaction to “Retirement Debt: What’s the problem and how does it affect you?“ You wrote: “The UC system authorized the first in-state tuition hike on students in seven years due...

Reader reaction to “Retirement Debt: What’s the problem and how does it affect you?“ I just finished reading the CALmatters article about public pensions. It has a lot of detail, and...

Reader reaction to “Retirement Debt: What’s the problem and how does it affect you?“ Here’s the other side of the story of what happened when a community switched from a defined benefit...

This letter to the editor is in response to Is California’s investment in needy students paying off? Few signs yet that achievement gap is closing   CALmatters reporter Jessica Calefati relies on...

This letter was written in response to Why your signature is worth more than ever.I run a signature gathering firm in Oregon. In Oregon, we have a solution that not only puts more integrity into the...

This letter was sent in response to a letter that was published in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding California ponders expanding cap and trade to Brazil. We appreciate the concerns raised by...

This letter was written in response to A child’s death and the power of the dental lobby, which CALmatters published on April 13, 2016. “There is no evidence that dental anesthesia under this...

This letter first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle Letters to the Editor on March 23, 2016, in response to Why your signature is worth more than ever. Regarding “Populist concept now for the...

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