| January 2, 2019
California's once-soaring population growth has slowed to a crawl, which could cost it a congressional seat and will have myriad economic and social impacts.
| December 13, 2018
Challenges to a mild pension reform sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown could result in a broader ruling that would open the door to pension benefit reductions.
| December 2, 2018
California's two major parties are becoming more polarized, leaving middle-of-the-road Californians without representation. Two new organizations are trying to change that.
| November 22, 2018
School districts face a financial squeeze as enrollment drops and costs, especially pension costs, rise.
| October 17, 2018
Despite very strong growth in property taxes, hundreds of local governments are asking voters to approve additional taxes. They are reluctant, however, to tell voters that rising pension costs are the major reason.
| October 8, 2018
Changing attitudes of white voters shifted California from a Republican-leaning purple state into a deeply blue bastion of resistance to Donald Trump.
| September 24, 2018
Reaching Gov. Jerry Brown's goal of a carbon-neutral California would require massive expenditures on the electrical grid and for zero-emission vehicles.