California Passes a $21 Billion Wildfire Victims' Fund to Protect Utilities From Damage Claims
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law Friday, changing how the state will pay for wildfire damage.
As ICE Deports More Cambodian Refugees, Some Find Hope in Pardons
The Trump administration has deported Cambodian refugees with criminal records at an unprecedented pace. Liberal governors are using pardons to fight back.
Inside the Political Fight Over How to Handle California's Housing Crisis
From Sonoma to San Diego, the state faces a massive affordability crisis; across the political gradient, few residents disagree on that, even if they don't see eye to eye on how to solve it.
What Gavin Newsom's Moratorium on the Death Penalty Means for California's Death Row Inmates
The governor's moratorium affects 737 people—more than a quarter of the country's death row inmates.
Companies That Work With ICE Could Lose California Contracts
Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, and Palantir are among those who could lose city and county contracts if new legislation passes.
Every President Since Reagan Has Requested Troops Be Sent to the Border. Why Is It So Controversial Under Trump?
At the heart of the confrontation is the National Guard's unique role in the country's armed forces.
Why Does Gavin Newsom Want to Move Juvenile Justice Out of the Department of Corrections?
Research has long shown that detention of youth can cause harm and is ineffective at preventing crime.
California Governor Gavin Newsom's Core Issues: An Essential Reading List
In his inaugural address, Governor Gavin Newsom vowed to tackle homelessness, criminal justice reform, and inequality.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Makes Bold Promises in His Inaugural Speech
In his first speech as governor of California, Gavin Newsom reiterated all of his ambitious campaign promises.
Remembering When Jerry Brown Pulled California, and His Political Career, Out of a Nose Dive
As the state's longest-serving governor leaves office buoyed by positive news stories, it's easy to forget the times when his governorship and the state budget seemed doomed to crash.
Why Democrats Around the Country Should Be Focused on California
In some important ways, the state is a microcosm of many of the divisions we see across the U.S.