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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:

5 days for Newsom to decide 550+ bills

I’m back from a lovely vacation! Many thanks to my wonderful colleague Ben Christopher and other CalMatters reporters for guest hosting the newsletter while I was gone. Gov. Gavin Newsom has until midnight Friday to determine the fate of the more than 550 bills on his desk — or risk turning into a pumpkin. That […]

Mon, Sep 26, 2022 5:00 am
Pressure builds for workers’ compensation overhaul

Pressure is building for another overhaul of workers' compensation, California's multi-billion-dollar system of dealing with job-related illnesses and injuries, but what form it will take is still uncertain.

Mon, Sep 26, 2022 12:01 am
Cement reproductive rights in California’s Constitution

Proposition 1 is on the November ballot to shore up the rights we’re losing at the federal level and to reaffirm the idea that basic decisions about reproductive health care should lie with individuals, not government officials.

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 5:25 am
California’s newest housing law: Abolishing some parking mandates

This is CalMatters political reporter Ben Christopher, filling in one last time for Emily, who is scheduled to be back in your inboxes on Monday. Thanks for reading! Gov. Gavin Newsom has some catching up to do.  On Thursday, the governor returned to California after three days in New York City spent touting his administration’s […]

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 5:00 am

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