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05/19/2024

Backers of a tough-on-crime California ballot measure put homelessness at the forefront of their campaign to roll back Prop. 47. But would the measure actually help get people housed?

05/17/2024

A higher minimum wage for health care workers that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law is set to take effect in two weeks, but he is racing to delay it because of its potential impact on the state budget deficit.

05/17/2024

A memorial for Fidel Ojeda and Pedro Ojeda, two of seven farm workers killed while driving to work in Madera County. Photo by Larry Valenzuela, CalMatters/CatchLight Local

05/17/2024

The Assembly appropriations committee holds its "suspense file" hearing at the Capitol Annex Swing Space in Sacramento on May 16, 2024. Photo by Fred Greaves for CalMatters

05/16/2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

05/16/2024

Pending legislation would lift requirements for California’s doctors to report all domestic abuse cases to police. The Assembly’s three physicians had different opinions.

05/16/2024

As Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislators spend the next few weeks fashioning a state budget that’s plagued by a multibillion-dollar deficit, they can’t count on a booming economy to make their task easier.

05/16/2024

The state’s multibillion-dollar shortfall shapes which spending bills survived the ‘suspense file’ hearings by the Assembly and Senate appropriations committees.

05/16/2024

The centerpiece of California’s water wars pits Gov. Newsom against local communities and environmentalists. A new report says the benefits of the tunnel exceed the cost since other water supplies would cost more.

05/16/2024

Service Employees International Union California and youth advocates rallied at the state Capitol in Sacramento to protest proposed budget cuts on May 15, 2024. Photo by Renee Lopez for CalMatters

05/15/2024

It’s hard to generalize about a city like Los Angeles, and even harder to do so about Los Angeles County. What could 10 million people, who speak scores of languages, hail from every corner of the earth, cover the range …

05/15/2024

If Proposition 22 is thrown out, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart’s classification of gig workers as independent contractors would be in danger — upending the gig economy.

05/15/2024

The much-revised 2024-25 state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom released last week contains hundreds of spending reductions and other actions to close what he says is a $44.9 billion deficit.

05/15/2024

A California Highway Patrol officer shouts at protesters to move back at UCLA in Los Angeles on May 2, 2024. Photo by Yannick Peterhans, USA Today Network via Reuters

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