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06/13/2024

In its first ruling on reproductive rights since overturning Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that questioned the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone.

06/13/2024

A home burns as the Dixie fire jumped Highway 395 south of Janesville on Aug. 16, 2021. Photo by Ethan Swope, AP Photo

06/12/2024

Aiming to store more water and protect the public, legislators are negotiating with the governor to restore $50 million to help repair 42 aging dams throughout the state.

06/12/2024

What’s happening on the state budget this week — or, more accurately, not happening — is the latest chapter in a 15-year-long saga of manipulative Capitol politics.

06/12/2024

A bill before the Legislature would select the black abalone as California’s official seashell. The author says it represents resilience to climate change and honors its history with Native American tribes.

06/12/2024

California can’t legally require insurers to write either residential or commercial property policies. But the state expects insurers to comply with the options unveiled today because they get something they want in return: catastrophe modeling.

06/12/2024

SEIU union members and supporters rallied at the state Capitol in Sacramento in protest of budget cuts on June 11, 2024. Photo by Renee Lopez for CalMatters

06/11/2024

Progressive groups, labor and civil rights organizations do well, while anti-tax, business and police fare poorly, according to a CalMatters Digital Democracy analysis.

06/11/2024

Over the last dozen years, Democrats have gained, lost and finally nailed down supermajorities in the California Legislature. Now they hold more than 75% of its 120 seats.

06/11/2024

Judges at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals distinguished between gun sellers’ Constitutional rights and the government’s authority to decide what kind of commerce takes place on public property.

06/11/2024

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is about to pass long-awaited rules to protect workers from indoor heat. The governor’s office demoted the board’s chairperson and removed another member who criticized the administration.

06/11/2024

Panelists discuss the importance of acknowledging and apologizing for California’s racist policies during CalMatters’ Ideas Festival.

06/11/2024

The Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board meets at the San Diego County Administration Center on Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Kristian Carreon for CalMatters

06/10/2024

Three men falsely arrested based on face recognition technology have joined the fight against a California bill that aims to place guardrails around police use of the technology. They say it will still allow abuses and misguided arrests.

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