The Secretary of State’s Office has certified the November 2 General Election and reports that the 59.6 percent turnout was the highest for a gubernatorial election since 1994.
In a two-hour session this morning, Governor-Elect Jerry Brown convened California’s constitutional officers, legislators, and local elected officials in Sacramento to discuss the state’s dire budget situation. Newly appointed Director of Finance Ana Matosantos and Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor began by describing the factors that have contributed to the state’s persistent budget problems, outlined in [...]
California is not shy of controversy, particularly when it comes to water. One only has to utter the words “the Delta” and many decade-long debates come to mind. Many recent discussions and impending decisions regarding the Delta have brought this natural resource back into the spotlight. But, what exactly is the Delta? The Delta [...]
In November, California voters rejected Proposition 19, a measure that would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in the golden state. Despite earlier polls suggesting that Californians were ready for more lax pot laws, the measure was defeated 54 to 46 percent. CSAC took an official “oppose” position on the measure, largely based on [...]