Recent Stories by Ben Adler
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.
A key decision from California’s largest public pension fund will have major ripple effects on state and local budgets.
Black Friday marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, and it could be a good one for retailers in the state.
Two weeks after Election Day, the Associated Press has called Propositions 53 and 66. Here's a look at which of the 17 statewide ballot measures passed and which ones didn't.
Two weeks after Election Day, two California propositions and numerous local races remain too close to call.
It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election.
About 78 percent of the state's eligible voters are registered — higher than it’s been in two decades.