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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:


Make up school time lost to climate disasters, fire country lawmaker says

California state Sen. Bill Dodd has introduced legislation to help schools make up instructional time and state dollars lost to closures for climate-driven emergencies such as wildfires. The increasingly pressing issue was the topic of a CalMatters series last year.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Voters face hundreds of local tax measures

Voters will decide more than 200 local government tax and bond measures on the March 3 ballot and hundreds more are likely for the November ballot.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 12:01 am
California must get serious about housing supply in 2020

Jeanne Radsick, California Association of Realtors: California’s housing supply and affordability crisis is not a partisan issue. It does not discriminate geographically, ethnically or otherwise. The reality is that inaction hurts everyone. Conversely, if we each do our part to increase the supply of well-planned housing, then our entire state will be better for it.

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 3:29 am
State budget depends on the rich

The state's newest budget is, like others, very dependent on personal incomes taxes on the highest-income Californians and that's dangerous.

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 12:01 am

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