August 11, 2017
Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler dives deep into new housing legislation at the Capitol garnering serious controversy for this week's Capitol Chat.
August 4, 2017
The recent claim brought by two Butte County farmers against the state of California for the Oroville Spillway crisis raises the question: “How does one sue the state?” State Government Reporter Ben Adler explains in this week’s Capitol Chat.
July 27, 2017
In this week's Capitol Chat, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler recaps Governor Jerry Brown's victory lap after passing landmark cap and trade legislation.
July 20, 2017
State government reporter Ben Bradford recaps a week of legislative action on California's "Cap and Trade" bill and addressing the affordable housing crisis.
July 14, 2017
In this week’s Capitol Chat, Ben Bradford takes a look at the massive cap-and-trade proposal set for a vote on Monday by the state Legislature.
June 22, 2017
Lawmakers are set to finalize the largest budget in California’s history which will include major changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit, UC funding and other progressive priorities. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler has more insight.
June 16, 2017
The Legislature successfully passed a $125 billion budget for the fiscal year which progressive priorities pushed through. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler discusses how the money is being spent and where some of the controversy lies.
June 2, 2017
Friday marks a key deadline for legislation to successfully exit its house of origin and move on to be voted on in the Assembly. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reviews whether cap-and-trade, single-payer health care and other legislation lives.
May 25, 2017
The divide within the California Democratic Party between the liberal establishment and hardline progressive appears to be growing larger. State government reporter Ben Bradford has a report from the weekend’s contentious convention.