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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:


Podcast: Newsom’s recall momentum could carry over into 2022 election

Nearly two-thirds of Californians who voted in the recall election voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office. This week, CalMatters’ Ben Christopher and Laurel Rosenhall join the podcast to discuss what the election outcome means for the 2022 gubernatorial race and the bills sitting on Newsom’s desk from the end of the Legislative session. […]

Fri, Sep 17, 2021 4:52 pm
How big a factor was COVID in the California recall?

While counties with high COVID-19 vaccination rates tended to vote no in the California recall and vice-versa, other political factors played a major role. In some Democratic counties, the no vote was even higher than the vaccination rate.

Fri, Sep 17, 2021 1:53 pm
California ends most single-family zoning

Good morning, California. It’s Friday, September 17. Newsom takes new tack Actions speak louder than words. It’s a message that Gov. Gavin Newsom appears to be trying to send to voters after defeating an attempt to oust him from office — and with yet another election next year. Newsom on Thursday signed into law a […]

Fri, Sep 17, 2021 5:40 am
And the winner in the California recall is? None of the above

While Larry Elder clearly led all replacement candidates in the California recall election, he finished far behind none of the above. Millions left that question blank —exactly what Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats wanted.

Thu, Sep 16, 2021 4:03 pm
Un elección revocatoria partidista pone al Partido Republicano de California en desorden

En resumen El gobernador Gavin Newsom hizo que la elección revocatoria de California fuera una contienda partidista, y los funcionarios electos republicanos tuvieron una actuación vergonzosa. Larry Elder, por otro lado, es el nuevo poder en el Partido Republicano. Read this article in English.   Fuertes incendios forestales. Una pandemia creciente que se repite una vez cada 100 años. Una […]

Thu, Sep 16, 2021 6:31 am
California destina $500 millones más a viviendas para estudiantes: “Una gota en el balde”

En resumen El gobernador Gavin Newsom y la Legislatura llegaron a un acuerdo que proporcionará $500 millones para viviendas asequibles para estudiantes este año y posiblemente hasta $2 mil millones en años futuros. Los expertos dicen que es “una gota en el balde” en comparación con lo que se necesita. Read this article in English.  La […]

Thu, Sep 16, 2021 6:00 am
The next big Democrat-GOP battle

Democratic lawmakers unveiled plans to overhaul the recall rules enshrined in California's constitution — a move that did not go over well with Republicans.

Thu, Sep 16, 2021 5:40 am

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