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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:

Democrats stall crackdown on California homeless encampments

From CalMatters’ new reporter covering homelessness, Marisa Kendall: Despite growing frustration over California’s massive homeless encampments, Republicans didn’t get very far Tuesday in their attempt to crack down on camping in certain public spaces.    Senate Bill 31, introduced by Senate GOP leader Brian Jones of San Diego, would ban people from sitting, lying or sleeping […]

Wed, Mar 29, 2023 5:00 am
California lawmakers OK Newsom plan that could someday cap oil industry profits

From CalMatters’ politics reporter Alexei Koseff: The California Assembly handed Gov. Gavin Newsom a long-awaited win on Monday, approving his revised proposal to punish alleged price gouging by oil companies and sending the measure to his desk for a signature, nearly six months after he first called on state lawmakers to take action on record […]

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 5:00 am
Un programa para reparar parques de casas móviles en California solo aprobó 1 solicitud en 10 años. ¿Funcionará una renovación?

EN RESUMEN Un programa para ayudar a los residentes de parques de casas móviles se renovó mucho el año pasado porque nadie lo estaba usando. ¿Podrá dar resultados el hecho de triplicar el fondo para préstamos y simplificar el proceso de solicitud? Read this article in English. Los residentes de casas móviles en California enfrentan […]

Mon, Mar 27, 2023 5:33 am
California celebrates diversity, but also confronts hate

In some ways, there are two Californias.  Depending on your values and political views, the state is either a bastion of diversity and inclusion, or a treacherous place for minorities and marginalized groups. On one side, many in California embrace its diversity with open arms. Today, advocates and lawmakers will kick off the Transgender Week […]

Mon, Mar 27, 2023 5:00 am

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