The state budget has dedicated enough money to start turning the Dos Rios Ranch Reserve in Stanislaus County into a state park. Floodplain restoration will create green jobs, flood control, groundwater recharge and much-needed recreational space for San Joaquin Valley residents.
If data can illuminate, it can also obscure. That’s one of the main takeaways from CalMatters’ Mikhail Zinshteyn’s revealing investigation into gaps in graduation rates among ethnic and racial groups at California State University, the nation’s largest public university system that enrolls nearly half a million students. If you were to look at Cal State’s […]
Rebates ranging from $200 to $1,050 are one step closer to landing in millions of Californians’ pockets after state lawmakers in marathon Wednesday night floor sessions passed a record-breaking $300 billion budget plan for the fiscal year beginning Friday. Though heated and hours-long, the sessions were in many ways perfunctory: The supermajority-Democratic Legislature was all […]
California voters will decide in November whether to enshrine the right to abortion and contraception in the state constitution — making the Golden State the first to put reproductive rights on the ballot after a watershed U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the federal constitutional right to an abortion. The amendment — introduced last month […]
Note: This is CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher filling in for Emily Hoeven while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation. Buffalo. Boulder. Aurora. Las Vegas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Sutherland Springs. Poway. Parkland. Sandy Hook. At a press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom rattled off a list of towns that have become tragic metonyms of our […]
A group of California lawmakers have another gas rebate plan amid budget negotiations with Newsom, but suspending the gas tax may be a no-go.
U.S. House Hot Races Get a daily digest of California news The general election for California’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Voters will elect members from 52 congressional districts to represent the Golden State. Show All Districts District 3 The district Roughly the size of West […]
The April snowpack, key to how much water flows into reservoirs, is 38% of average statewide, proving that drought hasn’t relaxed its grip on California.
The Department of Water Resources’ operations and management, and its outdated procedures, models and data collection needs scrutiny.
CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. On the surface, California’s economic recovery from the pandemic is looking rosier and rosier — but underneath, worker discontent is brewing. Today, nursing home workers are scheduled to hold events across the state — […]