ROE v. WADE A.D. - As California’s efforts to enshrine abortion access continue, the University of California and California State University are working to provide medication abortions on all campuses by Jan. 1
California Gun Laws Face Legal Assault
GUN LEGISLATION - Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta and other California politicians are incensed that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s law imposing tough limits on concealed weapons permits.
The Battle Over Sports Betting
CAL MATTERS - Californians in November will vote on the fewest statewide ballot measures in more than a century — heightening already intense attention on a pair of dueling initiatives to legalize sports betting.
Is It Time For California Independence?
STATE POLITICS - To encourage us to think about the unthinkable, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sets a Doomsday Clock, showing how close humanity is (in metaphorical minutes and seconds) to the “midnight” of the apocalypse (nuclear or otherwise) and human extinction.
Thousands of Californians in Limbo as Eviction Protections End
TENANTS IN CRISIS - Eviction protections for thousands of California households still waiting in line for payments from the state’s multi-billion dollar rent relief program expired Thursday.
How Taxes Are Decided In California
YOUR TAX BILL - Let’s start with the premise that taxation is largely arbitrary.
Stop Using Homelessness To Hate On California
UNHOUSED - In California, homelessness is a long-running crisis. And it is a human tragedy for an estimated 160,000 unhoused people.
What Happens To Abortion in CA?
GUEST COMMENTARY - The constitutional right to abortion in the United States is no more.
Recession Could Wreck California’s Spending Plans
CA BUDGET - The 2022-23 fiscal year will begin in less than a week and Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are still negotiating — or arguing — over how to divvy up a nearly $100 billion projected budget surplus.
Is San Jose Destined To Be A Train Wreck For California Transportation?
RAIL TRANSPO - Can Californians find their way to San Jose?
California Spending Doubles in One Decade. For What?
LEANING RIGHT - The California State Legislature has just released the “Floor Report of the 2022-2023 Budget,” and it’s a doozy.
A Solution That Won’t Fix California’s Low Homeownership
CAL MATTERS - California is the land of dreams and extremes and nowhere is that more evident than in the state’s very low rate of homeownership.
California Can Lead The Nation By Funding Changes To School Food Program
CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS - Our schools play a crucial role in influencing our children’s health and learning.
Contrary to Elitist Groupthink, Common Sense is NOT "Right Wing"
THE DOCTOR IS IN - It works all too well in the once-Golden State, and much of Blue State America, that if someone disagrees with you then they're "right wing" and obviously a Nazi, Confederate, racist, bigoted, intolerant, and otherwise horrible human being.
California Races are Influenced by CA Apartment Association and Big Real Estate
HOUSING POLITICS - With election season upon us, journalists and voters should take another look at our special report about how the California Apartment Association and Big Real Estate deliver campaign contributions to politicians in every level of government in California. Without question, it’s a must-read.
California’s Medical/Legal System: Health Reform Laws Held Back by Special Interests
HEALTH AND PATIENT SAFETY - Some devoted patient safety activists worked alongside Consumer Watchdog and Consumer Attorneys of California for decades to get the antiquated Medical Injury Compensation Act (MICRA) cap increased.
Governor Wants a Long-Term Drinking Water Assistance Program in California
WATER CRISIS - For 35 days between March and April of this year, Dante Woolfolk went without any running water in his house in Brooktrails, a small town nestled amid the leafy canopies of Mendocino County in Northern California.
Abortion: California’s Easy Access Poised to Go Further
WOMEN’S RIGHTS - By this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision on the most consequential challenge to Roe v. Wade since the landmark ruling in 1973 guaranteed the constitutional right to obtain an abortion.
What the New York Times Won’t Admit About California
GUEST COMMENTARY - Even the New York Times has to admit unpleasant realities, like the departure of people from California and other deep blue states.
California Needs A Recession
STATE ECONOMY - Nowhere is better suited for flights of fancy than California, a place of miraculous growth and remarkable innovation.
California’s Housing Goals Require Massive Demolitions and Evictions in LA and San Francisco
REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT - Data shows that California’s RHNA rules are just impossible without complete urban transformation.