Laurel covers California politics for CALmatters, with a focus on power and personalities in the statehouse. Her weekly news analyses explain political dynamics in ...
Even pre-Citizens United, state campaigns were flush with ‘independent’ donations.
With "Caleb's Law" headed to Gov. Brown, the boy's family reflects on their struggle with the dental lobby
Advocates' campaign carries a simple message: "We're people just like everybody else."
California aims to be a global leader, but its policy divides Democrats in the statehouse.
This huge generation is shunning the GOP and going independent—but will its members actually vote?
This fall Californians will vote on 17 measures. Isn’t that the Legislature’s job?