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Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play and Overcast. State legislators are trying to revive redevelopment, the controversial “urban renewal” program that...

A bill under consideration in the California legislature would allow local school boards to replace standardized tests given in 11th grade with a college entrance exam like the SAT or…

The cost of retirement benefits for public employees from California's state state and local governments and schools and colleges has more than tripled since 2003—putting so much pressure on government…

The effort to create a single-payer healthcare system in California appears to be a lost cause in the short term. But advocates are playing a long game, and they have…

A huge twist emerged this week in the Capitol’s months-long reckoning over sexual harassment: A female lawmaker who helped spark the movement to end misconduct is taking a leave of absence while she...

Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges to convince the Legislature and a skeptical community college faculty that online education is the key to reaching the 2.5 million Californians aged 25 to…

The California Senate's flailing efforts to deal with an accused colleague illustrate the challenges lawmakers face in response to revelations of sexual harassment that have swept the state Capitol.

On issues relating to housing, climate change, health care, immigration and taxes, the three GOP contenders for governor disagreed on little—except who on the stage represented the true conservative choice…

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