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Matt Morley Named Cupertino’s Assistant City Manager

Jan. 21, 2023, 4 p.m.

After serving as Cupertino’s acting assistant city manager since November 2022, Matt Morley has been hired for the permanent position. Previously he worked for the town of Los Gatos and the city of San Jose.

Placer County Board of Supervisors Holds First Meeting of 2023

Jan. 10, 2023, 4 p.m.

Placer County Supervisors welcomed a new board member and voted on a new chair and vice chair during its first meeting of the year.

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Image caption: Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) is the new House Speaker, but his constituents remain badly short of water.
CNN: Kevin McCarthy AWOL on Central Valley Water Crisis

Kevin McCarthy has reached the top position in the U.S. House, but has still fallen short in addressing the ongoing water crisis in his owndistrict, a new CNN.com report says.

Image caption: Sen. Dianne Feinstein at the Capitol on Oct 20, 2020.
Scramble Begins for Feinstein’s U.S. Senate Seat

Dianne Feinstein, who has been a U.S. senator from California for three decades, hasn't yet said whether she'll seek another term in 2024, but would-be successors are already standing in line.

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Key Issues that Will Shape California in 2023

Welcome to 2023 — a year that may prove decisive in California’s attempts to address some major challenges, from housing and homelessness to climate change.

Image caption: Migrants wait in line while California border activists organize the group to enter the U.S. and seek asylum through the Chaparral entryway in Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 22, 2022.
Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

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California Politicians Stash $35 Million in Campaign Cash

Nearly 100 committees are sitting on $35 million in leftover campaign funds. Candidates could give the cash to charity or return it to their donors, but many hold on to the money to retain political influence or to possibly run …

Image caption: An updated primer from the CalMatters reporting team aims to help Californians understand their state government.
2022-2023 Primer: California Policy and Politics

CalMatters' expert journalists around the state created this guide to the state's efforts to meet the challenges of 2022 and prepare for 2023.

Image caption: As lawmakers head back to Sacramento, two issues will dominate the calendar.
More Housing, Fewer Prisons: California's Game Plan

Hanging over the heads of California's newly sworn-in state lawmakers — and likely to be top of mind when they return to Sacramento next month — are the state's intertwined housing and homelessness crises. That was made clear Tuesday, when …

Image caption: Businessman and Republican activist Howard Jarvis was the main advocate for Prop 13 in the 1970s.
How Prop 13 Drives Economic and Racial Inequality

Proposition 13, the popular tax reform law passed in 1978, has driven increases in economic inequality and racial wealth disparities in California. Here’s how.

Image caption: California's State Capitol, seat of a government with a colorful history, to say the least.
California’s Governmental Structure: From Chaos to Compromise

California's government was born out of utter chaos. Here's how the state developed some sort of order to the way it operates, and how it makes and enforces laws.

Image caption: Felicia Gold casts her ballot at the California Museum on Nov. 8, 2022.
How California Could Count Every Vote Faster

California has expanded voting access and participation, but that can delay election results. Are there ways to count votes faster without undermining election security?

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