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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:

Trump administration sued debt collectors. California legislators should take note

Courtney Reynaud, California Association of Collectors: It wasn’t front-page news when the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued two of the biggest credit repair companies in America: Lexington Law and But it got the attention of consumer advocates and should get the attention of lawmakers.

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 8:00 am
Trump and California at it again

A bill requiring presidential candidates to reveal their tax returns is the latest conflict between Donald Trump and California Democrats.

Mon, Jul 22, 2019 12:01 am
A modest proposal to deregulate NCAA sports

William L. Rukeyser, former reporter and communications specialist: College football and basketball players are hard workers and deserve to the paid that way. Unfortunately for the vast majority of them, the teams they currently work for are as close to the majors as they'll ever get and the system is intent on denying them the pay day they deserve. Many will leave the halls of academe without a degree and without a future. They deserve better.

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 8:00 am
Force of Law, Episode 4: The Line

The latest episode of Force of Law focuses on the risks officers face on the job and explains why many in law enforcement say the final version of the bill no longer puts them in greater danger.

Sat, Jul 20, 2019 7:51 am

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