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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:


Madison Square Garden

Rich Constable, Madison Square Garden, New YorkRe: “Elbows fly in the Capitol […]

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 5:13 pm
In the transition away from gas, California must not leave low-income people behind

Carmelita Miller and Matthew Tisdale, Greenlining Institute: New residential and commercial construction in the state needs to be all-electric, to avoid expanding the gas system. Importantly, we must develop a comprehensive strategy to empower low-income communities to access electrification options while supporting a just transition for workers.

Thu, Oct 17, 2019 8:00 am
California has reformed consumer loan interest rates. But will lenders find loopholes?

Tom Dresslar, former Deputy Commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight: The people of California, through their legislature and governor, just decided to end a decades-long, unbridled fleecing of millions of the state’s borrowers. Some predatory lenders, however, may launch a scheme that could, for their companies, effectively overturn that sovereign decision.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 8:00 am

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