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:
Our latest key hires bring an amazing range of skills and experience to our team.Fri, Mar 24, 2023 5:30 am
Opponents of a bill reintroduced this year requiring large corporations to disclose their carbon emissions argue it could increase costs for California consumers and fail to promote transparency.Fri, Mar 24, 2023 5:30 am
From 2018 to 2021, 109 Native Americans took their own lives in California. Can the new national hotline help save some lives? This week in Sacramento, Assemblymember James Ramos, a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe who is the first Native American to be elected to the state Assembly, partnered with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services […]Fri, Mar 24, 2023 5:00 am
The water crisis in the West and the decline of the Colorado River are going to require painful changes for Southern California farms, and a lot less water.Thu, Mar 23, 2023 5:30 am
In the new episode of "Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast," CalMatters Housing Reporter Manuela Tobias shares her findings from a five-month investigation on California’s mobile home parks, the last stop in housing affordability for the state’s most vulnerable residents.Thu, Mar 23, 2023 5:15 am
From CalMatters’ politics reporter Alexei Koseff: Whatever lingering concerns legislative Democrats may have about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently revised proposal to punish oil companies for high gas prices, they seem ready to pass it anyway — and fast. The bill sailed through its first committee hearing Wednesday, a week after Newsom’s office announced major changes […]Thu, Mar 23, 2023 5:00 am
It takes the state nearly 800 days — four times longer than is legal — to handle wage claims. Lawmakers ordered an audit to start Sept. 1, if agency issues aren’t addressed by then.Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:40 pm
EN RESUMEN Las comunidades con altas concentraciones de autos eléctricos son prósperas, con educación universitaria y al menos 75% con poblaciones de raza blanca y asiática. En contraste, los autos eléctricos son casi inexistentes en las comunidades de raza negra, latina, de bajos ingresos y rurales, lo que revela la enorme tarea que enfrenta California […]Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:31 am
EN RESUMEN El gobernador Newsom quiere gastar $300 millones el primer año, lo que podría ayudar a unos 2,300 compradores. Pero los precios de las viviendas están cayendo y las tasas hipotecarias están aumentando, lo que complica el lanzamiento del programa. Read this article in English. En esta economía, ¿quién tiene suficiente dinero para el […]Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:30 am
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