Recent Stories by Ben Adler
Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa is campaigning as a pro-business progressive who will work to "restore the luster of the California Dream."
Republican John Cox wants to "clean out the barn" in Sacramento, just as President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
Democrat John Chiang believes he can strike a sweet spot in California politics: a political progressive who's fiscally prudent.
Republican Travis Allen is hoping — heck, he’s confident — that he can channel Trump and "take back California."
Democrat Delaine Eastin says she’s the only candidate to "not just go along and get along" at the state Capitol.
Democrat Gavin Newsom is hoping grassroots energy for progressive goals such as single-payer health care will propel him to the governor's mansion.
California lawmakers have approved a state budget deal with a provision that has Republicans accusing Democrats of trying to steal an election. It would create new rules for recall elections – and it’s written in a way that would delay a current bid to recall a Democratic state senator until next June’s primary.
Jerry Brown’s trip to China earned him wall-to-wall media coverage — internationally and here at home.
Backers of California after-school programs are pushing hard for their first state funding increase in a decade, even as the Trump administration has called for cutting federal funding.
California does a poor job tracking the impact of billions of dollars in tax breaks and credits it provides to businesses each year, according to a new national study.