Prop. 57 Changes Ahead? Legal Issues Make it Likely: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the future of Proposition 57, the criminal reform initiative passed in 2016 with support from Gov. Jerry Brown. The law allows for early release of some convicts, but exempts certain violent crimes, taken ...

Take 5: Borgeas Has Capitol in His Sights

After five years as a Fresno County Supervisor, Andreas Borgeas is setting his sights on higher political office. He is campaigning for the state Senate seat being vacated by termed-out Sen. Tom Berryhill. I...

Walters: Can Jerry Brown Walk the Walk on Climate Change?

Climate change is an issue on which Gov. Jerry Brown has strong feelings. In his Nov. 15 CALmatters column, Dan Walters explores the seriousness of Brown’s “preaching” about climate change and whether Brown is willing to ‘walk the walk’ on energy efficiency...

Cleaner Air or Over-Regulation?

It’s a plan to expand a state program that is supposed to clean up the air. The current Cap & Trade program is supposed to expire in 2020. But, leaders in Sacramento, led by Governor Jerry Brown (D) want to expand it another 10 years. The goal is to ...