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:
The factors affecting California's economic future are very volatile, making it difficult to forecast the next recession.Sun, Aug 18, 2019 12:01 am
California is facing a growing shortage of primary care physicians, one that is already afflicting rural areas and low-income inner city areas, and is forecasted to impact millions of people within ten years. Not enough newly minted doctors are going into primary care, and a third of the doctors in the state are over 55 and looking to retire soon.Fri, Aug 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Legislator wants money for mentally ill inmates. California looks for new ways to get people out of cars. State leads the way in super commutes.Fri, Aug 16, 2019 3:30 am
It's as hard for drivers to contemplate life without cars as it is for officials to discuss it.Thu, Aug 15, 2019 3:29 pm
Vern Pierson, El Dorado County District Attorney: The media and many politicians appear to see each mass shooter as unique. They are not. Instead, these actors and their narrative should be viewed as pieces of a larger puzzle. Rather than staring at the individual piece trying to understand it, we need to examine its broader context for commonality with other attackers.Thu, Aug 15, 2019 8:35 am
Ethnic studies plan hits roadblock. Federal class-action suit against California prisons drags on. Family reaches settlement in prison suicide.Thu, Aug 15, 2019 3:30 am
Sponsors of a "split roll" ballot measure to increase property taxes on commercial real estate are withdrawing it from the 2020 ballot and will seek to place a revised version before voters next year.Thu, Aug 15, 2019 12:01 am
Education officials hit pause on a high school ethnic studies plan after receiving thousands of suggestions and complaints.Wed, Aug 14, 2019 7:35 pm
In what could be another reflection of California's newly relevant role in the presidential primary, Elizabeth Warren penned an op-ed supporting a California bill that would make it harder for companies to classify workers as "independent contractors."Wed, Aug 14, 2019 3:06 pm
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