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Does Cal State hide Black graduation rates?

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 […]

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Lawmakers OK budget, despite ‘crappy’ parts

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 […]

U.S. House Hot Races – Voter Guide 2022

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 […]

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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 — […]