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State Politicians Still Up to their Sneaky Tricks: Walters

Californians like transparency when its comes to their elected leaders. Voters demanded that legislation be printed three days in advance when Proposition 54 passed in 2016. 'Mushroom Bills' Grow in the Dark But as CALmatters columnist Dan Walters notes i...

Cox Talks Immigration Fixes & Clark Shooting in Fresno Stop

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox dropped in Fresno on Tuesday (April 3), praising cities and counties that have fought back against California’s sanctuary state law (SB 54). “The passage of this sanctuary state — and the enforcement of it — has r...

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...

Take Five: Newsom on HSR Audit, Toxic Masculinity

Gavin Newsom visited Fresno on Wednesday (Nov. 29) in his official duties as lieutenant governor. Newsom presided over the California State Lands Commission meeting. According to Newsom’s office, this is the fi...

GV Wire Tracks Down Isadore Hall at ALRB

It’s a Monday afternoon in Sacramento. In an auditorium at the Employment Development Department, about a dozen people in total gather for a public meeting of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Most of tho...

Local Millions on the Line for State Gas Tax

The California legislature is scheduled to vote on a dramatic increase to the gasoline tax later this week. Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing hard for the $52 billion tax to help repair roads and other infrastructure. In the past week, he appeared in news conference...