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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:

Newsom’s oil profit penalty passes first test

From CalMatters’ politics reporter Alexei Koseff: Whatever lingering concerns legislative Democrats may have about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recently revised proposal to punish oil companies for high gas prices, they seem ready to pass it anyway — and fast. The bill sailed through its first committee hearing Wednesday, a week after Newsom’s office announced major changes […]

Thu, Mar 23, 2023 5:00 am
Los autos eléctricos son inexistentes en comunidades latinas y afroamericanas; ¿Quiénes son los compradores?

EN RESUMEN Las comunidades con altas concentraciones de autos eléctricos son prósperas, con educación universitaria y al menos 75% con poblaciones de raza blanca y asiática. En contraste, los autos eléctricos son casi inexistentes en las comunidades de raza negra, latina, de bajos ingresos y rurales, lo que revela la enorme tarea que enfrenta California […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:31 am
Who buys electric cars in California — and who doesn’t?

Communities with high concentrations of electric cars are affluent, college-educated and at least 75% white and Asian. In contrast, electric cars are almost nonexistent in Black, Latino, low-income and rural communities — revealing the enormous task that California faces electrifying the entire fleet.

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:30 am
California podría reducir su nuevo programa de préstamos hipotecarios diseñado para ayudar a primeros compradores de vivienda

EN RESUMEN El gobernador Newsom quiere gastar $300 millones el primer año, lo que podría ayudar a unos 2,300 compradores. Pero los precios de las viviendas están cayendo y las tasas hipotecarias están aumentando, lo que complica el lanzamiento del programa. Read this article in English. En esta economía, ¿quién tiene suficiente dinero para el […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:30 am
More pain for California’s forced sterilization patients

Patients who were already victimized once by California’s forced sterilization program — and who are running out of time to claim state compensation — were nearly victimized again. This time, it’s because of a data breach that exposed their personal and medical information. Last December, a researcher looking into the sterilization of thousands of female […]

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 5:00 am

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