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Founded in 2015, CalMatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

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CalMatters is an independent, non-partisan, and free press that keeps Californians informed about our government through electronic media. They have excellent reporters who report the legislative process and the impact of legislative decisions. An investigative unit uncovers questionable activities and behaviors to expose wrongdoing and better inform voters. Our democracy is well served by their reporting.
Becky Morgan
Former Republican California State Senator, and co-founder of the James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundationor

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With state and local officials leading the response to climate change, the return to school, and the economic recovery, our role as the primary newsroom covering California government is more vital and essential than it’s ever been.

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Key Supporters

In Los Angeles:
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
California Community Foundation
California Endowment
Goldhirsh Foundation
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
USC Schwarzenegger Institute
for State and Global Policy
Southern California Gas
JPMorgan Chase
Edison International
Michelson Center for Public Policy