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State Government Reporter
Scott Rodd previously covered government and legal affairs for the Sacramento Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Scott worked as a freelance reporter in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., contributing to the Washington Post, New York Times, Stateline, the New York Observer and Next City. Scott grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and studied English literature at Susquehanna University.
California Made It Easier For Voters To Switch Parties, But Retraining Election Staff Could Pose Challenges
February 19, 2020
County election officials say they support the new law, but they acknowledge they may be hiccups.
February 17, 2020
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi announced plans to introduce a resolution apologizing for the state’s history of mistreatment toward Japanese Americans.
Newsom’s $1.4 Billion Homelessness Plan Lacks Clear Strategy, California Legislative Analyst’s Office Says
February 13, 2020
The nonpartisan LAO says Gov. Gavin Newsom’s homelessness proposal is big on spending, but short on clearly defined goals.
‘Many More’ Than Expected: Workers Filed 181 Harassment, Discrimination Complaints At California’s Capitol Last Year
February 6, 2020
A letter sent Thursday from Senate and Assembly leaders to legislative staff, which was obtained by CapRadio, offers broad strokes on findings by the Legislature’s new Workplace Conduct Unit.
February 4, 2020
After a similar proposal was defeated in 2018, its authors are back with another measure that just qualified for the November ballot.
February 3, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Micheal Bloomberg is skipping Iowa and New Hampshire and instead focusing on big-delegate Super Tuesday states, like California. He answered questions on issues suggested by CapRadio listeners.
January 29, 2020
The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.
January 21, 2020
Dozens of horses died at the track last year, prompting legislation and a state investigation.
January 16, 2020
Sacramento has held property owners responsible for cannabis grown on their property by a tenant, even if they can prove they didn’t know about it. The city just scrapped that rule.
January 15, 2020
A bill in the California Legislature would create a task force to assist with the cases. It’s a rare instance of state and the Trump administration agreeing on an issue.