Capitol Bureau Chief
May 24, 2018 | Ben Bradford
Over the past year, a key state climate change program has generated more than $3 billion in California — more than triple the amount from the year before.
May 24, 2018 | Ben Adler
With less than two weeks until the state’s June primary, the governor’s race is all about who will come in No. 2. The candidates and outside groups are going all-in, either to make the race competitive in November or effectively end it next month.
May 24, 2018
Candidates for governor enter the final stretch of campaigning before the statewide primaries. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains which of them have the best chance to move on to the general election.
May 23, 2018 | Ben Adler
Legislative Democrats have settled on their top priorities for upcoming California budget negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown.
May 23, 2018
Sen. Steve Glazer explains Proposition 72, a bill he authored to incentivize rainwater capture by exempting new systems from property taxes.
May 22, 2018 | Ben Bradford
Most of the laws that have passed are urgency measures, meaning they take effect immediately — either to tweak an existing law or in response to a prominent in-the-moment issue.
May 21, 2018 | Ben Bradford
Democratic lawmakers passed legislation that would allow teachers and school staff to request temporary confiscation of a person’s firearms. The bill now moves to the Senate.
May 21, 2018 | Chris Nichols
A recent campaign mailer and TV ad feature former President Barack Obama warmly embracing California candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa, conveying the possible impression that Obama has endorsed the former mayor of Los Angeles.
May 18, 2018
President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of San Diego businessman John Cox for California governor on Twitter Friday, saying he looks forward to working with Cox to "Make California Great Again!"