Good morning, California. It’s Tuesday, January 12. Only 27% of doses used Gov. Gavin Newsom has a lot of political capital riding on his goal of vaccinating 1 million additional Californians by this weekend. Apart from school reopenings, no issue looms larger for Newsom’s third year in office — and his ability to fend off […]
Two California Medical Association executives attended the Nov. 6 French Laundry dinner party with Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor has since apologized.
State law caps the amount donors can give to a legislator’s campaign — but these special interests can spend as much as they like mounting their own campaigns to praise or trash candidates. And the money interest groups are pouring into these “independent expenditure committees” has reached dizzying heights. So far more than $31 million of […]
Read this in English. Los demócratas de California alcanzaron un ápice en 2018 cuando ganaron tres cuartos de los escaños – “mega mayorías” – en la Legislatura del estado. Dos años después, los republicanos pretenden invertir esa tendencia. Pero en un estado cada vez más azul, y en un año de elecciones presidenciales que seguramente […]
How to be conservative enough for a conservative party but liberal enough for a liberal state? Primary election results in Orange County pose the question anew for California Republicans.
This article was updated March 11. California is notoriously slow to tally its votes (to the frustration of campaigns, voters and political reporters alike). In a state where most ballots are cast by mail, “100% precincts reporting” on Election Night still meant “a whole lot more ballots to count.” According to the Secretary of State, […]
Nearly half of all unlimited outside spending comes from old-guard industries: Oil and gas. Realtors. Car dealers. Also some rich folks.
As California lawmakers return for a new year, Anthony Rendon (the Assembly leader, not the ball player) talks wildfires, housing, ballot measures, the gig economy, affirmative action, Gov. Gavin Newsom and supermajorities. And babies. And home runs.
California fails to achieve parity in mental health care. PG&E reaches settlement with wildfire victims. Study breaks down who owns guns in California.
As Republican Party popularity plummets in California, two moderate legislators —Chad Mayes and Tyler Diep — take opposite tacks to try to keep their jobs. Politicos will be watching.