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Primary Takeaways: Democracy Is Alive and Well in California July 14 2018 Highest turnout for a gubernatorial primary since 2000, surging independent voter participation, and diverse statewide candidates—democracy is alive and well in California.
Funding Measures and the June Ballot June 11 2018 In the June primary, Californians voted on a variety of measures ranging from parcel taxes to bridge tolls to cannabis taxes—and most of them passed.
A Preview of the California Governor’s Election June 6 2018 California’s next governor will be either Gavin Newsom or John Cox—what draws voters to these candidates?
Commentary: California’s Top-Two Primary, Explained June 6 2018 The California governor’s race and all its key House races will feature a Democrat against a Republican in the fall campaign. What would normally be an unremarkable statement counts as breaking news for California.
Single-Payer Health Care and the Governor’s Race June 4 2018 The partisan divide over single-payer health care in California could play out in the race for governor, with leading Democratic candidates supporting and leading Republicans opposing.