Portraits of Gavin Newsom and John Cox

All Polls Point to Newsom as California’s Next Governor

Barring a big rally by John Cox, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will become the next governor of California. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday night shows Newsom holding an 11-point lead over Cox among likely voters in the race to succe...

California Runs Short of College Graduates: Walters

There are two gaping holes in California's college graduate pipeline, writes CALmatters political columnist Dan Walters in his Dec. 13 column. The first one involves the state's K-12 public schools system. It graduates too many high school students who can'...

Poor and Wealthy Alike Are Fleeing California

News Analysis By Drew Phelps The debate about California's high taxes rages on. Democrats defend them, saying they are necessary to provide residents the services they need, and point to the state's $2.6 trillion economy as evidence that Californi...