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ELECTION 2018

At a speaking event in Sacramento this morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy drew a sharp distinction between federal policy under the Trump administration and the “backwards thinking” coming out…

Advocates today submitted signatures to qualify a 2020 ballot initiative that would generate tens of billions of dollars for local and state governments by undoing part of California's landmark Prop.…

Tony Thurmond: Education stakeholders must identify pension solutions. Marshall Tuck: Politicians have ignored the pension problem for too long.

In probably the strangest outcome of California’s elections so far this year, a new state senator was sworn in Monday—with just three weeks left to go in the legislative session.

California Republicans want to repeal a recent hike in the gas tax and say that drivers can have smoother roads, more reliable public transit—and lower taxes too. Should voters believe…

Where do all those gasoline taxes and car fees you pay actually go? We tried to answer that question. Believe it or not, this interactive data octopus is the simple…

A political action committee wants ferrets legalized as pets in California. Ferret PAC's Patrick Wright hopes Gavin Newsom notices his group's $125 donation.

Charter school advocates financed Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign for governor with more than $22 million.

Gavin Newsom ended June with $11.1 million in his campaign account, compared with John Cox’s $1.46 million, a total puffed up by $500,000 of Cox’s own wealth delivered on the…

Buffy Wicks was an early employee of Barack Obama’s first presidential run and an integral part of the White House effort to generate support for Obamacare.

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