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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 (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:


California has reformed consumer loan interest rates. But will lenders find loopholes?

Tom Dresslar, former Deputy Commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight: The people of California, through their legislature and governor, just decided to end a decades-long, unbridled fleecing of millions of the state’s borrowers. Some predatory lenders, however, may launch a scheme that could, for their companies, effectively overturn that sovereign decision.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 8:00 am
Building trades’ rift widens with Newsom

Newsom's rift with building trades unions widens. Legislation puts damper on dental firm's stock price. Governor delivers for schoolchildren.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 3:30 am
California leads the way in precision medicine

Mike Guerra, California Life Sciences Association: California is a biomedical juggernaut, and the precision medicine research being funded today will impact patients around the world. This leadership should be a great source of pride for every Californian.

Tue, Oct 15, 2019 8:00 am

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