A prososed statewide fur ban is aimed at protecting creatures like this baby fox.

In summary

California’s School Dashboard reports, Dieselgate funds start a fight, a GOP candidate tweets and lawmakers and ferret lovers want animal rights.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.