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San Francisco, Oakland, and Fresno are getting sued—all because the California Supreme Court has yet to answer a simple question: How many votes does it take for a new tax…

Customers will likely pay more and victims will get less should PG&E be liable for another major wildfire while the company is in bankruptcy.

Gov. Gavin Newsom used his state of the state speech to make his strongest showing yet that Jerry Brown is no longer in charge.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's 2019 State of the State address, annotated by CALmatters reporters.

Can Gov. Gavin Newsom really do everything he’s setting out to do? Our team of state reporters break down his first State of the State address today—in a live YouTube panel discussion and our...

As political pressure mounts with every disaster, California is scrambling to prepare for the coming fire season, from firefighting to utilities to the law.

A new poll released finds Californians feeling positive about Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's priorities and the new Legislature. And a second poll issued the same day indicates that the state's…

Negotiations have broken down between law enforcement and civil rights advocates on legislation to curb police shootings in California. The result? Competing bills.

Sen. Bill Dodd wants to establish a California wildfire warning center that would allow officials to turn off power and better position firefighting crews during extreme heat and high winds.

An all-Democratic contingent of California assemblymembers announced plans to introduce a raft of new gun laws this morning.

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