California Counts is a collaboration of KPBS, KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio to report on the 2016 election. The coverage focuses on major issues and solicits diverse voices on what's important to the future of California.
- Oct. 12, 2020
- Amy Taxin / Associated Press
California’s Republican Party has acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop boxes that state election officials say aren’t allowed. On Sunday, the secretary of state issued a memo telling county registrars the boxes are illegal and ballots must be mailed or brought to official voting locations. State GOP spokesman Hector Barajas said Monday the party owns the boxes. He declined to say how many exist and where they are located.
- Aug. 1, 2018
- By Associated Press
Los Angeles began accepting license applications from marijuana growers, manufacturers and testing companies Wednesday, after months of delays that left many businesses in the state's largest legal marketplace struggling to survive.
- Feb. 9, 2017
- By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
Rep. Duncan Hunter announced that for Fiscal Year 2018, he will not submit any federal funding requests on behalf of "sanctuaries."
- Feb. 8, 2017
- By Jean Guerrero
President Trump has threatened to force Mexico to pay for his border wall by targeting money transfers into Mexico, or remittances. This would affect U.S. citizens as well as Mexicans.
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Mary Plummer / KPCC
Listen to five Southern Californians with different political perspectives share their thoughts as Donald Trump becomes the country's 45th president.
- Jan. 24, 2017
- By KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address Tuesday to a joint session of the California Legislature.
What’s at stake for California’s DREAMers? How many could face deportation? Experts answer some of the most pressing questions about the possible consequences of Donald Trump's promised reform.
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.
He said the state has seen a "56 percent decline in the gun murder rate" since it enacted strong gun control laws in the 1990s. It's declined faster than that.
Rep. Darrell Issa seems to have retained his seat in San Diego's 49th District, following a close contest with retired Marine Col. Doug Applegate.
- Nov. 8, 2016
- Scott Shafer / KQED
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has seized the state’s open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.
About 78 percent of the state's eligible voters are registered — higher than it’s been in two decades.
New campaign finance reports show Harris has raised more than three times the amount raised by her competitor, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
Proposition 57 would allow inmates to earn credits for good behavior, education and rehabilitation. Proposition 53 would require voter approval for projects financed by revenue bonds of $2 billion or more.