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Katie Orr

State Government Reporter

Katie Orr came to Capital Public Radio from KPBS in San Diego, where she covered City Hall for four years. She has also worked at public radio stations in Indiana and Ohio. Her work has been heard on NPR and on The California Report. She has been recognized by several chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists for her work. She is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.

Katie has a passion for political reporting which developed while covering the 2008 presidential campaign in the swing state of Ohio. She has since covered city council and mayoral elections as well as numerous policy issues, which she actually finds really interesting! Katie is in the process of earning her Masters in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Katie is very excited to be covering the California legislature for Capital Public Radio and cannot wait to see what stories come up on her beat.

    Stories by Katie Orr

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Clinton Draws Thousands To GOTV Rally

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    With less than a week to go until Election Day, the parties are gearing up their get-out-the-vote operations.

  • Steven Vance / Flickr

    Local California Roads Continue To Crumble

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    If you’ve driven in California long enough, it’s likely you’ve run into your fair share for potholes or bumpy roads. And a new report out today finds the state’s local roads are getting worse.

  • Brown vs. Kashkari: A Tale Of Two Campaign Styles

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    The two campaigns for California governor this fall couldn’t be more different. One observer calls the campaigns of Republican challenger Neel Kashkari and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown "the difference between something and nothing."

  • Doug Ose Campaign

    AdWatch: Claims About Ose's Increased Wealth Misleading

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Capital Public Radio, Sacramento State and KCRA are teaming up to provide fact checks on campaign ads this election season. An ad now running claims former Republican Congressman Doug Ose increased his wealth by millions while in office.

  • Ami Bera Campaign

    AdWatch: Tax Increase Claims Against Bera 'Misleading'

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Capital Public Radio, Sacramento State and KCRA are teaming up to provide fact checks on campaign ads this election season. An ad now running claims Democratic Congressman Ami Bera voted for a gas tax increase and first class travel for lawmakers.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Retains Lead, Prop 2 Gains Support

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown is retaining his lead and the political ads blanketing California’s airwaves may be having an effect on voters.

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    Kashkari Steps Up Attacks On Brown

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.

  • California Seeks Lessons From Napa Quake

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    It’s been two months since the Napa Earthquake and California is trying to learn some lessons from the disaster.

  • Kanaka Menehune, flickr

    Unemployment Continues To Fall In California

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Unemployment continues to fall in California but still remains above the national average.

  • Up Against the Ceiling: The California Legislature Is Losing Women

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    On the surface, women look like they’re doing well in the California Legislature. But we'll take a closer look in the third part of our series, Up Against the Ceiling: The Push for More Women in California Politics