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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:


California’s half-a-loaf syndrome

California voters and politicians tend to issue sweeping policy changes but then settle for half-a-loaf implementation.

Sun, Dec 15, 2019 12:01 am
One tax measure goes away

It appeared that California voters would be deciding two multi-billion-dollar tax increases next year, but one was dropped and the second is not a slam dunk winner.

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 12:01 am
Force of Law

After Sacramento police shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man […]

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Large Chaldean Iraqi population thrives in San Diego suburb

El Cajon's population is more than 70% white, its politics conservative Republican. But it's changing as it becomes home to one of the nation's largest populations of Chaldeans, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority from Iraq.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Electric vehicle fees won’t fix the transportation funding gap

Austin Brown and Dan Sperling, UC Davis: Imposing fees on electric vehicles in California could reduce their sales by 10–24%. The result would be a small increase in transportation funding would come at the expense of the long-term benefits that electric vehicles deliver for individuals and for society. The upshot is that imposing new fees won’t solve our transportation problems. It will only make them worse.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 8:00 am

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