CALMatters | Mountain View Online |

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:

Coronavirus economic fallout sparks more talk of taxing California’s richest

A “CEO tax” targeting San Francisco’s most unequal salaries. A signature-gathering campaign to tax Palo Alto’s millionaires. And now, a new statewide bill that would levy a yearly 0.4 percent tax on every Californian worth more than $30 million. California is suddenly reckoning with an unusually heated debate over taxing the rich as the coronavirus’ economic impact […]

Thu, Aug 13, 2020 2:43 pm
Event on Aug. 19: Student Town Hall with CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

CSU students: Got questions about what college will look like this fall? Here’s your chance to get answers from Chancellor Timothy P. White. Join us for a virtual discussion on how CSU campuses are addressing your concerns during the pandemic, from the cost of tuition to remote learning. Date: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 12-1:30 p.m. […]

Thu, Aug 13, 2020 9:44 am
California not clamping down on teeth-straightening kits — for now

Firms such as SmileDirectClub offer a cheaper option to traditional braces — but dentists and orthodontists say it comes at the expense of quality care. Using celebrities and a social justice pitch, the upstarts just beat back both a state bill to restrict their teeth-straightening kits.

Thu, Aug 13, 2020 5:45 am

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