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Speech, someone quasi-famously said, is the mirror of the soul. Wait—you don’t recognize that observation made by the ancient Roman scribe Publilius Syrus? Bet your governor would. This week...

If extremely low, declining performance on math and reading exams alone were enough to trigger state support, the number of California districts that could expect special state help would almost…

For more than a decade the extravagant Back to Session Bash was a place to let loose. But with the Capitol reeling from accusations of sexual harassment and assault, the…

 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...

California's Legislature is strategizing about how to preserve expanded health coverage required by Obamacare: “Everything they are doing at the federal level, we are doing the opposite,” one legislator said.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark school funding formula would not only win more money under the state budget blueprint he released Wednesday but also be subjected to the sort of transparency…

California's focus: what to do with an expected surplus of at least $6.1 billion. Republicans say return it to California’s 40 million residents as a nice tax refund. The governor's priority…

Normally upbeat officials are guarded about the prospects for success.

Patty Lopez “is the unusual candidate who can go back out there and say… ‘I am one of you. I got elected to office, the big machine came and took…

Both leaders of California’s Legislature have agreed to release records about certain investigations of sexual harassment in the state Capitol.                     …

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