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Here's How California's 11 Ballot Measures Fared On Election Night

November 7, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Californians faced 11 ballot measures this November, on everything from affordable housing to farm animal confinement and whether to keep daylight saving time. Here's how the measures fared Tuesday night.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CapChat: Gavin Newsom Claims Victory in California Governor’s Race

November 7, 2018

CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler was in Los Angeles last night when Newsom claimed victory over his Republican competitor John Cox. Adler explains what happens next and recaps some of the other statewide races.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Gavin Newsom, John Cox Make Closing Arguments In California Governor’s Race

November 5, 2018 | Ben Adler

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom have been barnstorming the state for much of the past week — often joining candidates in California’s competitive congressional races that could decide control of the House of Representatives.

AP Photo

State Government

Single Race May Tip Power Balance In California Legislature

November 3, 2018

(AP) — Whether Democrats win a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California Legislature will likely come down to a sprawling state Senate district west of Fresno that looks on paper like it should be a lock for the party.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

California Dream

​The New Normal In California’s Direct Democracy Process: Ballot Measures As Leverage

November 2, 2018 | Ben Adler

A 2014 state law opened up California’s direct democracy process to negotiations with the governor and Legislature. In doing so, it created a powerful new tool for interest groups.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Governor's Race And Keys To The House

November 2, 2018

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler tells us about what the two candidates for governor have to say in the final days of their campaign. We also preview the new episode of Keys to the House.

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