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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:

Cómo Laphonza Butler podría cambiar por completo la elección en California por el puesto en el Senado de EE.UU. 

Read this story in English. Laphonza Butler, elegida por el gobernador Gavin Newsom para suceder a la fallecida senadora estadounidense Dianne Feinstein, presta juramento hoy, haciendo historia como la primera persona abiertamente LGBTQ y la segunda mujer negra en representar a California en el Senado. Pero ¿cuánto tiempo quiere conservar el trabajo? Ella no lo […]

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:40 am
How Laphonza Butler could reshape California’s U.S. Senate race

Gov. Newsom's pick to replace the late Dianne Feinstein is set to be sworn in today as California's U.S. senator. She isn't saying whether she will run next year, but if she does, it would change the dynamics of the U.S. Senate race.

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:35 am
Why California courts need to pay low-income jurors more than $15 per day

California courts give low-income jurors $15 per day. As a result, people with financial hardships are excused, leading to juries that often fail to reflect local demographics. A bill on the governor's desk would expand a San Francisco pilot program and up the rate to $100 in four new counties.

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:30 am
Will Laphonza Butler run in California’s 2024 election?

Gov. Gavin Newsom did not make his pick to replace the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein promise not to run for a full term in 2024. So as Laphonza Butler prepares to get sworn into office today, that’s the big question hanging over her — and the U.S. Senate race next year. As CalMatters’ new politics […]

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:00 am

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