The California Legislature, controlled by Democrats for decades, is likely to become even bluer when the new class is sworn in next month. That means the prevailing tension in the…
By Dan Morain | Nov. 2, 2018
Here's why this development could affect the state GOP's chances on Tuesday.
By Laurel Rosenhall | Nov. 1, 2018
The California Democratic Party no longer accepts donations from the oil industry—but that hasn’t stopped oil companies from spending millions to help California Democrats win on Tuesday.
By Laurel Rosenhall | Oct. 2, 2018
He sided with victims’ advocates in some cases, signing bills that put California at the forefront of clamping down on harassment. In other cases he sided with employers, vetoing bills…
Sen. Joel Anderson was drunk and rubbing a lobbyist's shoulders during a political fundraiser at a steakhouse near the Capitol last month when he leaned in close and told her…
By Laurel Rosenhall | Sept. 24, 2018
The Legislature's response to a former employee's lawsuit is the latest example in its history of arguing that lawmakers don’t have to follow the laws they pass.
By CALmatters | Sept. 1, 2018
In the final days of California's 2018 legislative session, hundreds of bills landed on the governor's desk. We're tracking the fate of the most consequential here.
By Laurel Rosenhall | Aug. 31, 2018
State Sen. John Moorlach put a woman in a headlock and gave her a “noogie” while they were posing for a photo at a reception—something he said he does frequently in good fun, according...
By David Gorn | Aug. 30, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of residents can't drink the water that flows to their homes. Here are some of the proposed remedies, not all of them successful.
We're keeping track here of how many #metoo bills to combat sexual harassment win approval from the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown.