California Counts

California Counts is a collaboration with three other public radio stations, KQED, KPBS and Capital Public Radio and CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture. Shared coverage will include stories on California’s response to the administration of Donald Trump, major issues affecting the state and a project to capture the hopes and dreams of Californians about their future.

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Tobacco industry misleads in Prop 56 'doctor advertisement'

Opponents of Proposition 56, California’s proposed tobacco tax increase, have raised more than $66 million. Nearly all of that money has come from the tobacco industry and much of it has been spent on television ads criticizing the initiative.