Ben Christopher at CalMatters

Ben covers California politics and elections for CalMatters.

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California Ballot Measures: What You Need to Know

What made it onto the California state ballot, and what didn’t? Plus: California signs a record-breaking $308 billion state budget.

Supreme Court Ruling Puts Target on California Gun Laws, Including San Francisco Restrictions

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a strict New York law on who can carry concealed weapons will likely lead to a challenge of California gun laws.

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Newsom Announces $350M to Battle ‘Organized Retail Theft,’ Like Union Square Smash-and-Grabs

Responding to a raft of high profile flash mob shoplifting events, the governor sought to ‘recognize people’s fears and anxieties’ around crime.