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Obama wades into California midterm—with a few surprises

By Ben Christopher

Barack Obama endorsed 81 Democrats across the country today—ten in California. Some were obvious choices. Others—both of omission and commission—not so much.

Kentucky’s governor stumps for John Cox

By Dan Morain

Keep tabs on the latest California policy and politics news

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin exhorted conservative donors at a Koch Network gathering earlier this week to donate to Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and called Democrat Gavin Newsom a “dirtbag,” a “joke” and an “embarrassment to public service.”

Water and drought top California voters’ environmental concerns

By Dan Morain

A statewide poll shows that voters prioritize water storage projects and addressing the drought above other environmental concerns.

Candidates take heed: Environmental policy matters

By Dan Morain

A new statewide poll shows that voters are increasingly concerned about environmental policy, which could play out in the governor’s race between Newsom and Cox.

Will Proposition 5 ease housing crisis, or hurt schools?

By Dan Morain

Homeowners 55 and older could pay the lower property tax bills of their old homes when moving to more expensive homes with this November ballot measure.

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