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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 (owner of Redwood City Pulse, Palo Alto Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CalMatters' team of journalists:

Newsom hops on inflation and abortion issues

The two hottest political issues this year are inflation and abortion and California Gov. Gavin Newsom highlighted his response to both while unveiling a revised state budget.

How much does Yvonne Yiu want to be California controller? Count the cash

In the crowded primary for California controller, Yvonne Yiu is betting that spending millions of her own money is her ticket to the top two. But the track record of self-funding candidates in statewide races is mixed.

Alarming research on pesticide warrants curbs on its use

Assembly Bill 2146 would ban residential outdoor use of neonicotinoid pesticides such as imidacloprid because they are contaminating drinking water.

Behind Newsom’s $301 billion budget, big financial concerns

California has a whopping $100 billion surplus, but looming financial threats could threaten the state's economy in just a few years.

With inflation, California worries about progress on poverty

California lawmakers and activists are pressing Gov. Gavin Newsom to spend more to help the state’s poorest residents.

Newsom’s electric car nirvana collides with reality

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Air Resources Board are boasting about California's shift to zero-emission vehicles but the reality of making it happen is daunting.

California tiene un superávit de $100 mil millones: Esto es lo que debes saber sobre el plan de gastos de Newsom

En resumen El gobernador Gavin Newsom revela su presupuesto revisado de mayo, incluido su plan de alivio de la inflación y las prioridades de gasto en educación, medio ambiente y más. Read this article in English. “Simplemente sin precedentes”.

California’s $100 billion surplus: What to know about Newsom’s spending plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom reveals his revised May budget, including his inflation relief plan and spending priorities on education, the environment and more.

Cinco cosas que debe saber sobre la energía nuclear en California

En resumen El gobernador Newsom está considerando buscar fondos federales para mantener abierto Diablo Canyon a medida que California se aleja de los combustibles fósiles. Pero hay muchas complicaciones para mantener la energía nuclear en California.

Students lobby for bill to ease university housing crunch — but would it work?

Student activists say SB 886 would fast-track campus housing projects, which can get tangled in lawsuits. But critics say the bill doesn't solve the core problem: a lack of funding for affordable student housing.