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Ben Adler

Recent Stories by Ben Adler

Recall Provision In California Budget Seeks To Save Dems' Supermajo...

Recall Provision In California Budget Seeks To Save Dems' Supermajority

June 19
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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.

Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

June 12
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Jerry Brown’s trip to China earned him wall-to-wall media coverage — internationally and here at home.

Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In...

Advocates Seek First Increase To California After-School Funding In Decade

May 17
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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.

Report: California Does Not Know If Its Business Tax Breaks Work

Report: California Does Not Know If Its Business Tax Breaks Work

May 8
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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.

CalPERS Cuts Projected Rate Of Return, Increasing Taxpayer Contribu...

CalPERS Cuts Projected Rate Of Return, Increasing Taxpayer Contributions

Dec. 22
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

A key decision from California’s largest public pension fund will have major ripple effects on state and local budgets.

Another Strong Holiday Shopping Season For California?

Another Strong Holiday Shopping Season For California?

Nov. 25
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Black Friday marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, and it could be a good one for retailers in the state.

AP Calls Remaining Unresolved California Propositions

AP Calls Remaining Unresolved California Propositions

Nov. 25
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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.

Why California Takes So Darn Long To Count Its Votes

Why California Takes So Darn Long To Count Its Votes

Nov. 22
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Two weeks after Election Day, two California propositions and numerous local races remain too close to call.

Pollsters: Election Results Show Just How California Is Unlike Rest...

Pollsters: Election Results Show Just How California Is Unlike Rest Of America

Nov. 17
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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.

Percentage Of Registered Voters In California Hits 20-Year High

Percentage Of Registered Voters In California Hits 20-Year High

Nov. 7
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

About 78 percent of the state's eligible voters are registered — higher than it’s been in two decades.

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