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Analyzing the Prop 6 Arguments: Is the Republican Story About Repealing the Gas-Tax Hike Too Good to Be True?

Analyzing the Prop 6 Arguments: Is the Republican Story About Repealing the Gas-Tax Hike Too Good to Be True?

Aug 16, 2018 11:00  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

California Republicans say that drivers can have smoother roads, more reliable public transit—and lower taxes.

In November, voters will get the chance to repeal a recent increase in the state gas tax a...

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Cannabis in the CV: Seventeen Cannabis-Related Bills Have a Chance of Becoming Law This Year; Here's a Primer

Cannabis in the CV: Seventeen Cannabis-Related Bills Have a Chance of Becoming Law This Year; Here's a Primer

Aug 14, 2018 12:30  |  Charles Drabkin

The final few weeks of this year’s session of the California State Legislature are here—and the fates of some important cannabis-related bills hang in the balance.

There are 17 cannabis-related bills, ...

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Following the Fire: Utilities and Insurance Companies Spend Big Bucks on Lobbying, Campaigns as the State Ponders Liability Laws

Following the Fire: Utilities and Insurance Companies Spend Big Bucks on Lobbying, Campaigns as the State Ponders Liability Laws

Aug 13, 2018 13:00  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

Between last year’s deadly wildfires and this summer’s fatal blazes, utilities and insurers with a huge stake in fires’ aftermath have poured more than $3.2 million into California campaign donations,...

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Women on the Board: Business Are Fighting a Proposed New Mandate

Women on the Board: Business Are Fighting a Proposed New Mandate

Aug 09, 2018 14:00  |  Antoinette Siu, CALmatters

California is moving toward becoming the first state to require publicly traded companies to have women on their boards—assuming the idea could survive a likely court challenge.

Sparked by debates arou...

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Calls to Divest: State Agencies Discuss Removing Investments From Companies With Federal Immigration Contracts

Calls to Divest: State Agencies Discuss Removing Investments From Companies With Federal Immigration Contracts

Aug 07, 2018 11:00  |  Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters

Although California can’t do much to block the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies, opponents in the “Resistance State” keep finding ways to chip away at their foundations.

The la...

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Enemy of the People: An Indicted Journalist Reflects on Conspiracy in Today's America

Enemy of the People: An Indicted Journalist Reflects on Conspiracy in Today's America

Aug 02, 2018 11:00  |  Aaron Cantú

Editor’s note: When Aaron Cantú arrived at his new job at the Santa Fe Reporter —an alternative newspaper like the Independent —last year, he came with the baggage of a recent arrest. Two months earlier, h...

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Financial Crisis Coming: California Teacher Pension Debt Is Swamping School Budgets

Financial Crisis Coming: California Teacher Pension Debt Is Swamping School Budgets

Jul 31, 2018 14:30  |  Jessica Calefati, CALmatters

California’s public schools have enjoyed a remarkable restoration of funding since the bone-deep cuts they endured during the recession—but many are now facing a grave financial threat as they struggl...

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August Astronomy: After This Month, Mars Won't Be This Close to Earth Until 2035

August Astronomy: After This Month, Mars Won't Be This Close to Earth Until 2035

Jul 30, 2018 11:00  |  Robert Victor

Evenings in August feature a spectacular panorama of four planets, including Venus , Jupiter and Mars far outshining all nighttime stars, and Saturn , ranking sixth in brilliance, after only those three plane...

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