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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:


Bills, bills and more bills at California Legislature

They’ve been back for nearly a month, so it’s time for California lawmakers to deliver on some of their campaign promises. That means the legislative session is starting to pick up steam.  Let’s get to the highlights from a busy Monday at the state Capitol (warning: prepare for quite a bit of déjà vu): Public […]

Tue, Jan 31, 2023 5:00 am
U.S. Senate race starts games of musical chairs

Three members of California's congressional delegation are running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dianne Feinstein, which touches off political scrambles for their congressional seats.

Tue, Jan 31, 2023 12:01 am
El ‘Reparation Task Force’ de California se concentra en quién sería elegible para una compensación

EN RESUMEN El primer ‘Reparation Task Force’ (Grupo de Trabajo para Compensaciones) de California acordó que los residentes deberían calificar para una compensación. Pero, ¿deberían ser elegibles ciertos antiguos residentes “vulnerables”, como los niños de crianza temporal o los exprisioneros? Read this article in English. El ‘Reparation Task Force’ de California concluyó el sábado dos […]

Mon, Jan 30, 2023 5:40 am
Ladrones roban millones de las tarjetas de beneficiarios de CalFresh y CalWORKs, las familias esperan y los contribuyentes pagan

EN RESUMEN Las tarjetas EBT que usa el estado para brindar asistencia financiera a los residentes de bajos ingresos carecen de las características de seguridad comunes a las tarjetas de crédito y débito. Los funcionarios de California planean actualizarlas. Mientras eso ocurre, están pagando millones para reemplazar el dinero robado y los cupones de alimentos. […]

Mon, Jan 30, 2023 5:39 am
Deal or no deal (Colorado River edition)

California and six other drought-parched states have until Tuesday to hammer out a deal to cut their voracious thirst for Colorado River water by up to 30%.  Don’t hold your breath.  As the New York Times reported over the weekend, no one is volunteering to make the cuts that the federal government is now demanding, […]

Mon, Jan 30, 2023 5:00 am

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