PoliticsFive key moments from the Newsom-DeSantis debate
The high-stakes Newsom-DeSantis debate devolved into name-calling and arguing over facts — with the backdrop of the presidential campaign.
PoliticsPick a team, watch the Newsom-DeSantis debate
“This has been a long time coming,” Fox News host Sean Hannity says in a hype video. It sure has. And many in the political world seem to be treating tonight’s long-awaited face-off between California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a sporting event. So we’ve got the political debate version of […]
PoliticsCalifornia vs. Florida: What you need to know before the Newsom-DeSantis debate
What to know about COVID, homelessness and more before watching Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis debate on Fox.
CapitolSpeaker Rivas shuffles the leadership deck and YIMBYs win
Assembly Speaker Rivas puts key allies into leadership posts and shuffles the top posts on committees heading into the 2024 session of the Legislature. One big winner: Pro-housing advocates.
PoliticsFor California leaders, calls for ceasefire in Gaza war grow more difficult to ignore
As more Palestinian civilians are killed in the war, officials are facing tough questions about how well they’re representing California’s Palestinian community. The state now says it hopes to send aid to Gaza this week, and Gov. Newsom plans to meet soon with Arab and Muslim leaders.
PoliticsCalifornia Democrats are divided on Senate race, Gaza war
Rep. Barbara Lee edged Adam Schiff for the most delegates for the U.S. Senate race. The state Democratic Party convention was divided and disrupted by protests over the Israel-Hamas war.
PoliticsMany Latino Californians aren’t voting. Can U.S. Senate candidates motivate them?
Latino voters are up for grabs in the 2024 California election, and could help decide who wins the U.S. Senate seat. But will the campaigns do enough outreach to convince them?
PoliticsThe Pride flag is gone. Library books are under review. It’s a new era of backlash politics in California
Lacking power at the state level, conservatives are leaning into local governance to protest California’s progressive politics. The fight in Huntington Beach could be a harbinger of what’s to come.
CapitolOil companies top big year in lobbyist spending
With three months left to go, more than $358 million has been spent this year on lobbying California’s Legislature, agencies, and Public Utilities Commission
PoliticsWhere are the top U.S. Senate candidates raising their cash?
It’s the highest-profile race next year in California. This is where the leading candidates — Democrats Barbara Lee, Katie Porter and Adam Schiff — are raising the most money.