Gov. Gavin Newsom and other California Democrats are counting on abortion rights to drive their voters to the polls. But some may still care more about crime, homelessness and inflation.
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 […]
Key COVID relief to expire: Advocates warn of ‘eviction tsunami’
CalMatters is dedicated to explaining how state government impacts our lives. Your support helps us produce journalism that makes a difference. Donate now. A key deadline in California’s pandemic response is looming: March 31 is the last day for residents to apply to the state’s COVID rent relief program. Starting April 1, landlords can move to evict […]
California’s great COVID pivot: Pandemic policies expire
With the California COVID test positivity rate dropping to 1.9%, local governments are racing to reverse strict pandemic policies.
Crime, homelessness emerge as California Democrats’ weak spots
A new poll finds that crime and homelessness are key issues for California voters and that Gov. Newsom’s approval rating has dropped.
Potential COVID exposure sidelines legislators
Multiple members of the California Legislature, including Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, were absent Jan. 6 after potential COVID-19 exposure at a going-away event for colleague the first week of the new session.
Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers
A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether.
¿Cuánto cambiará el poder político con la redistribución de distritos en California?
EN RESUMEN La comisión de redistribución de distritos de los ciudadanos de California está diseñada para no ser partidista, pero sus mapas legislativos y legislativos finales podrían cambiar la política de los partidos. Esta semana, la comisión está revisando muchos comentarios públicos y considerando posibles cambios. Read this article in English. La redistribución de distritos no […]
Vaccine mandates multiply across California
President Joe Biden on Monday reassured Americans that the omicron variant “is a cause for concern, not a cause for panic” — raising questions about the strategy Gov. Gavin Newsom will employ to respond to a form of COVID-19 about which much remains unknown. The governor, who returned to California late Sunday night after a […]
California redistricting: Which incumbents are in tough spots?
The state’s redistricting commission isn’t supposed to consider where current elected officials live. And the preliminary maps put some House members and state legislators into less politically friendly districts, or in the same district as another incumbent.