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CalMatters Commentary - Having failed so many times to effectively use technology in state government, should California try again with a school data system?
CalMatters Commentary - California sped up its vaccinations for COVID-19 last week, but the state still has one of the nation’s lowest rates of vaccine utilization.
CalMatters Commentary - California Democrats overreach by comparing the recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom to the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol but could have had a legitimate point.
CalMatters Commentary - Gov. Gavin Newsom wants fast legislative action on emergency aid to low-income families and small business. Is it genuine concern or fear of a burgeoning recall campaign?
CalMatters Commentary - The California Employment Development Department has been a titanic disaster of late and Gov. Gavin Newsom bears the onus of its failures.
CalMatters Commentary - California’s Supreme Court has upbraided former Gov. Jerry Brown for sloppily drafting his sentencing reform ballot measure.
CalMatters Commentary - California’s 170 years of strong population growth have ended and the state may be in decline, with powerful economic and poliical effects.
CalMatters Commentary - In sports, when you change the rules, you affect outcomes. That’s also true in politics as two new California proposals demonstrate.
CalMatters Commentary - The latest and most severe flareup of COVID-19 is hammering the state’s economy and could have permanent and life-changing impacts.
CalMatters Commentary - California’s state and local governments won’t be getting any new direct aid from latest federal pandemic relief package.
CalMatters Commentary - California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a pivotal COVID-19 vaccine rollout that could make or break his governorship.
CalMatters Commentary - California is losing some of its highest profile corporate residents to Texas, raising questions about its business climate. “Anyone who doesn’t believe that this latest departure isn’t a threat to California’s economy is a business climate denier,” Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, said in a statement.
CalMatters Commentary - The third draft of a model ethnic studies curriculum for California high school students has been released and it is a big improvement on its predecessors.
CalMatters Commentary - California’s politicians are playing musical chairs as Gov. Gavin Newsom mulls appointments to high-profile offices.
CalMatters Commentary - New survey finds that California has the roughest roads of any state due to neglected maintenance — but second highest gas taxes.
CalMatters Commentary - Which Californians should have priority when vaccinations against the coronavirus begin?
CalMatters Commentary - Republicans’ big comeback in California congressional elections this year sets the stage for another showdown in 2022.
CalMatters Commentary - With grades falling and absenteeism rising, a new study says that school closures may cause more deaths than leaving them open.
CalMatters Commentary - The jousting over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of a U.S. senator to succeed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is fast becoming the epitome — or nadir — of identity politics.
DAN WALTERS A poll of California voters, conducted just before the election, finds a high level of resistance to new taxes.
DAN WALTERS California has an unexpected and welcome revenue windfall, but it creates a dilemma on what to do with it.
DAN WALTERS California Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting some well-deserved criticism for his displays of hypocritical arrogance.