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:
Proposition 47 removed the threat of jail time for simple drug possession. Now participation in drug courts is way down.Tue, Jul 5, 2022 5:30 am
Tuition waivers can never atone for damage done to Native Americans. Not all need the help, but most people historically oppressed by government policy and abuse do.Tue, Jul 5, 2022 5:30 am
By withholding a true science-based approach to reading in favor of the failed “balanced literacy” program, school leaders and elected officials are condemning many children to a life far more difficult than it needs to be.Tue, Jul 5, 2022 5:25 am
What’s more American than a mass shooting? That was the question posed by the Sacramento Bee editorial board following a spate of Fourth of July shootings in California and across the country: In Highland Park, Illinois, a gunman killed at least six people and injured dozens more during an Independence Day parade. In Sacramento, one […]Tue, Jul 5, 2022 5:00 am
California's state government has a sorry record on using information technology to make agencies more efficient, and a new audit aims to find out why.Tue, Jul 5, 2022 12:01 am
California schools are getting a big infusion of financing, but it's uncertain whether more money will translate into better academic outcomes.Sun, Jul 3, 2022 12:01 am
The last statewide eviction protections for low-income California tenants affected by COVID-19 ended Thursday, but many still haven’t heard back about their rent relief applications. Some local protections are still in place.Fri, Jul 1, 2022 5:30 am
Had the California Living Wage Act proposal succeeded, it would have increased base wages to $16 an hour next January and $18 by 2025.Fri, Jul 1, 2022 5:30 am
For families receiving government assistance, the types of infant formula they are allowed to purchase is limited. When the shortage began, California couldn’t quickly expand its list of approved formula brands due to federal restrictions, leaving low-income families scrambling to find formula.Fri, Jul 1, 2022 5:30 am
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