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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:


Old issue plagues Newsom’s Delta tunnel project

An old conflict plagues Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposal to bore a tunnel to carry water under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta - demands that more water flow into the Delta to protect wildlife habitat.

Sun, Aug 7, 2022 12:01 am
Lawmakers, lobbyists gather in Napa ahead of key votes

Blockchain and cryptocurrency. Artificial intelligence. Facial recognition technology. Health care innovation. The energy industry. Building tech economies in “underestimated” cities such as Fresno. Understanding the benefits of remote work. Helping small businesses thrive online. Those are among the topics that state lawmakers and tech industry lobbyists are set to discuss today at the luxurious four-star […]

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 5:00 am
Multiplicando fuerzas: cómo una red de donantes está influyendo en el dinero de campañas en California

En resumen Govern For California está utilizando una red de sucursales locales para ampliar la influencia de sus donantes en las carreras legislativas. Entre los mayores beneficiarios hasta ahora se encuentra el asambleísta Robert Rivas, quien quiere convertirse en el próximo presidente de la Asamblea. Read this article in English. Revise las contribuciones de campaña […]

Thu, Aug 4, 2022 5:44 am
Inside the donor network reshaping California politics

Meet the biggest spending group of mega donors trying to reshape California politics you’ve probably never heard of. Govern For California’s 18 chapters have so far donated more than $3 million to candidates across California in the 2022 election cycle. One of the top beneficiaries: Assemblymember Robert Rivas, a Salinas Democrat. Rivas isn’t facing an […]

Thu, Aug 4, 2022 5:00 am
Medical-procedure oversight is good for patients and pocketbooks

The pre-authorization process is not to deny needed health care, but to ensure the provision of evidence-based care and avoid the potential for costly out-of-pocket medical bills, medical complications and subsequent procedures.

Wed, Aug 3, 2022 5:25 am

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