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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

  • ep_jhu, flickr

    Covered California Approves Specialty Drug Cost Caps

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The California health exchange has set monthly limits on prices consumers will pay for specialty prescription drugs.

  • Stephen Worrell, flickr

    State Drops Appeal In Coleman Prison Case

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The State of California has dropped an appeal in an ongoing court case regarding the state’s treatment of mentally ill prison inmates.

  • Andrea Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    CMA Drops Opposition To Physician Aid In Dying Bill

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The California Medical Association has changed its position on a physician aid in dying bill currently in the state Senate.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Signs International Climate Agreement

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Governor Jerry Brown is encouraging regional governments around the world to follow California’s lead on climate change. On Tuesday, he and international leaders signed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio

    Brown Lauds California Community Colleges

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    Not everyone is happy with the revised budget proposed by California Governor Jerry Brown. But he does have the approval of the Community College system. Brown attended the Community College Board of Governors meeting today.

  • Kent Kanouse, flickr

    Women Make Up Half Of Brown's Political Appointees

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Organizations throughout California are working to get more women involved in politics. But running for political office may not be practical for everyone. Instead, some women are opting to pursue government appointments.

  • Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

    Critics Say Budget Revision Neglects Social Welfare

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    In his May budget revision Governor Jerry Brown left out several social programs that some lawmakers and advocates have been pushing for.

  • David Phillips, flickr

    Guide Helps Colleges Respond to Sexual Assaults

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    California colleges are getting some guidance on dealing with sexual assaults. By July, California colleges must immediately disclose reported sexual assaults to law enforcement.

  • Carbon Arc, flickr

    Effort Underway To Remove "Lynching" From Penal Code

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    The term “lynching” likely brings to mind brutal mob killings of African-Americans. But the term has a different legal definition in California that some say is confusing.