The Coalition for Integrity’s S.W.A.M.P. Index found that Washington is setting the national standard for strong anti-corruption laws. The state’s ethics agencies cannot remove offenders from office, but are still able to impose fines.
Democrats running for office this fall are coming to the defense of the Affordable Care Act, a marked contrast with previous election cycles. In Washington, ACA premiums are expected to spike next year.
Poor air and water quality, pesticides, food deserts and lack of accessible recreational spaces form a toxic cocktail that plagues California’s Central Valley — and that’s made the area’s too-close-to-call House races virtual referenda on health care policy.
California’s new data privacy law has become a focal point in the national furor over Americans’ right to privacy in the digital age. Congress is weighing legislation that could preempt the state law, a move supported by major tech companies.
President Trump isn’t on the ballot this year, but his influence on the 2018 election is unavoidable in California’s competitive races for Congress. Democrats hope a Trump backlash here can help them win back the House.
California Sen. Kamala Harris is tapping into her deep fundraising pockets to try to oust vulnerable Republicans supported by the National Rifle Association, including her fellow Californian Rep. Jeff Denham.
Sen. Kamala Harris has been building Democratic allies using the contentious confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in yet another sign she’s getting ready for a presidential run in 2020.
Washington state officials are concerned about a recent Department of Transportation decision repealing an Obama-era braking policy designed to reduce the risk of derailments for trains carrying oil. The federal government says the policy wasn’t cost-effective.
Republicans have repeatedly called for investigations into who leaked Christine Blasey Ford’s letter that accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, focusing particularly on Sen. Dianne Feinstein. But there’s a problem with that.
The California Air Resources Board on Friday told automakers they must comply with the state’s rules on greenhouse gas emissions even as Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency moves to relax standards
America’s national parks are becoming warmer and drier than other U.S. landscapes, threatening iconic ecosystems from the Everglades in Florida to Joshua Tree in California to Denali in Alaska, according to a new climate change study.
Most of the Sacramento Bee’s California Influencers oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal the gas tax, but readers are split on the issue. Proposition 6 opponents face an uphill battle heading into November.
The ex-South Carolina governor spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an event that raises money for impoverished children. Haley joked she was invited because they wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test.