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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:


Money wars: Special interests spend big in California primary

Independent expenditure committees funded by special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the California primary. In some races, they are clearly supporting or opposing candidates. In others, the strategy is more complicated.

Tue, May 24, 2022 5:25 am
Confusion reigns as California election season heats up

With California’s June 7 primary election just two weeks away, political campaigns are intensifying — and getting more confusing.  Take this mailer circulating in Southern California, which reads, “We all want to protect the environment, increase recycling and reduce plastic waste, but adding billions of dollars in higher costs on the backs of working families […]

Tue, May 24, 2022 5:00 am
Legislature’s supermajorities spawn super sneakiness

Democrats control three-quarters of the California Legislature's seats and one aspect of one-party domination has been ever-increasing secrecy in the legislative process, especially on the state budget.

Tue, May 24, 2022 12:01 am
Klamath Basin dam removal needs a science-driven oversight plan

A robust monitoring program is essential to ensure the success of the project to remove four aging hydropower dams on the Klamath River. More than $450 million has been allocated, but little has been allocated to fund the science to evaluate the project.

Mon, May 23, 2022 5:25 am

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