At an historic Assembly meeting, lawmakers on both sides criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for proposing billions in cuts to schools, health care and safety net programs.
Today, California lawmakers are preparing to hold a series of high-stakes meetings — behind closed doors. The Assembly Legislative Ethics Committee — a bipartisan panel of three Democrats and three Republicans — is scheduled to meet privately to consider a complaint brought against a legislator or other public officer or employee, according to the legal […]
The state agency that handles unemployment benefits pursued lowering costs and hindering fraud over making it easy for workers to access benefits, a new report found.
En resumen En las elecciones de California, solo se necesita un puñado de firmas y votos para que los candidatos legislativos por escrito aparezcan en la boleta electoral de noviembre. Once lo lograron este año, aunque algunos obtuvieron muy poco apoyo. Read this article in English. Rich Kinney concede fácilmente: llegar a la boleta electoral […]
In California elections, it only takes a handful of signatures and votes for legislative write-in candidates to get on the November ballot. Eleven made it this year, though some won very little support.
Want to make a political point in California — and across the country? Try running ads in Florida. That’s the tack the oil and gas industry is taking following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s much-discussed decision earlier this month to air campaign ads in the Sunshine State accusing Republican leaders of restricting abortion access, voting rights and […]
Under state law, every Californian has the right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible water — but a blistering audit released Tuesday shows just how far the state is from turning that promise into reality. As CalMatters water reporter Rachel Becker and I write, Acting State Auditor Michael Tilden slammed regulators at the State Water […]
A dispatch from me and CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher: Legislative Republicans called Tuesday for an independent state audit to find out “what in the world happened” when the California Department of Justice briefly published the personal identifying information of more than 240,000 concealed carry weapon license applicants late last month. Assemblymember Jim Patterson, a […]
With a leaked draft opinion showing the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe vs. Wade, California vows to strengthen abortion rights.
In the wake of Cal State Chancellor Joseph Castro’s resignation, here’s what you need to know about Title IX and what’s next for the university.