The state’s six million public school students have been used as pawns in political power struggles and abused by having their educations stunted, columnist Dan Walters says
In the run-up to the Sept. 14 election, California voters should be aware of four critical issues at stake and look beyond the political ads to gauge the serious consequences of a successful recall, author Paul Kronenberg says.
State legislators must change how our recall elections are managed to discourage misuse of a popular tool, Democratic strategist Garry South says.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's "$100 Billion California Comeback Plan" is based on an assumption of healthy new revenues, but a volatile tax system makes predicting them very difficult, columnist Dan Walters says.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom boasts of a $75.7 billion state budget surplus, but the Legislature's budget analyst says the true surplus is half that size, columnist Dan Walters says.
Out-of-state and international visitors, as well as corporate businesses, have still not returned to Napa Valley. Experts say it could be as many as four years before visitation returns to 2019 levels.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's $100 billion "California Comeback Plan" might help him beat a recall effort, columnist Dan Walters says.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive orders are an experiment in parliamentary government that will be decided by courts and voters, columnist Dan Walters says.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mixed response to fracking reflects an attempt to placate party factions in advance of a recall, columnist Dan Walters says.
When Eli Broad died recently, Los Angeles lost a civic leader and California lost a passionate advocate for charter schools, columnist Dan Walters says.
In publishing its annual list of "job killer" bills, the California Chamber of Commerce ignites a new phase of a perpetual political conflict, columnist Dan Walters says.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and six other governors want the $10,000 limit on deducting state and local taxes to be repealed, columnist Dan Walters says.
Even as California moves to expand vaccine eligibility for residents statewide, Napa County's allocations have not increased enough to allow it to vaccinate all newly eligible.
Napa County has received more than 840 complaints since its shelter in place order was lifted for the first time in June 2020, records show.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to overhaul California's immense medical care system for the poor, but caution should be the byword, columnist Dan Walters says.
Experts say the spike is the result of a pandemic economy and far from normal. In the meantime, skyrocketing home values could displace renters.
Having failed so many times to effectively use technology in state government, columnist Dan Walters asks, should California try again with a school data system?
The lawsuit, spearheaded by a roster of Napa County restaurants and wineries, seeks to overturn the ban on outdoor dining and wine tastings.
The big question: Why has California gone from being a leader in controlling COVID-19 to an epicenter of infections and deaths, columnist Dan Walters asks?
Columnist Dan Walters considers which Californians should have priority when vaccinations against the coronavirus begin.