Note: This is CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher filling in for Emily Hoeven while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation. Buffalo. Boulder. Aurora. Las Vegas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Sutherland Springs. Poway. Parkland. Sandy Hook. At a press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom rattled off a list of towns that have become tragic metonyms of our […]
Guerra de dinero:grupos de intereses gastan mucho en las elecciones primarias de California
En resumen Los comités de gastos independientes financiados por grupos de intereses especiales están gastando millones de dólares para hacer sus selecciones en las elecciones primarias de California. En algunas contiendas, claramente apoyan o se oponen a los candidatos. En otras, la estrategia es más complicada. Read this article in English. Si no lo ha notado, […]
Money wars: Special interests spend big in California primary
Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.
Deal struck to avert big ballot box fight
A legislative deal will keep a malpractice measure off the November California election ballot, but another issue is headed for voters.
Dems propose new tax on gas suppliers
Democrats in the Legislature propose a new California gas tax on suppliers when prices spike. Republicans are incensed by the move.
Bill would prohibit foreign influence in California elections
AB 1819 will protect California’s elections by prohibiting foreign-influenced corporations from contributing to candidates.
California confronts youth mental health crisis
Youth mental health is taking on more urgency for California policymakers as the pandemic enters its third year
Why is a tenant protection bill failing in the California Legislature, again?
A broad coalition is backing a tenant protection bill in the California Legislature, but business and real estate interests are winning so far. The proposal would require landlords to keep units for at least five years before using a state law to evict renters. Supporters say it would help preserve affordable housing amid a historic shortage.
Why single-payer health care failed in the Legislature
The unprecedented breadth and depth of the tax increase to fund single-payer health care is economically tone deaf.
California hospitals buckle under patient surge, sick staff
California hospitals are struggling to keep up with increasing COVID cases at the same time they’re facing staffing shortages.