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Gavin Newsom

Applicant Governor Get a daily digest of California news Applicant Gavin Newsom is asking you to re-hire him for the role of governor, which pays $218,556 per year. His resume: Gavin Newsom Governor of California Professional Profile Perhaps you’ve heard of this guy? Gavin Newsom has been generating headlines — and sparking speculation about his […]

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Tax Day reveals difficult California truth: Many in financial straits

CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. Today, as millions of Californians rush to file their tax returns and apply for tax credits, state lawmakers are returning to Sacramento from an 11-day spring recess — and preparing to resume negotiations over […]

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After Sacramento shooting, a state prison release proposal is even more contentious

CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. Good morning, California. It’s Monday, April 11. This is political reporter Ben Christopher filling in for Emily Hoeven, who will be back with you Tuesday. Timing is everything. Since the early months of the […]

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California’s economy is recovering. Are workers?

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 — […]