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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.
May 3, 2021
The bills aimed to create a single-payer health care system, ban political contributions from corporations and levy a wealth tax on the richest Californians.
April 26, 2021
The triangular, “chasing arrows” doesn’t mean an item can be recycled through curbside pickup.
Interview: On Derek Chauvin Verdict, Stevante Clark Says 'There's A Difference Between Justice And Accountability'
April 20, 2021
The brother of Stephon Clark says that the guilty verdict against the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered Geroge Floyd is an initial step, but that there’s more work to be done.
April 19, 2021
Moderate Democrats say imposing a wealth tax could drive out ultra-rich residents, and as a result drive down tax revenues. Progressives, meanwhile, say a wealth tax is the best way to close California’s yawning economic equality gap.
April 14, 2021
A significant law enforcement presence, which included officers from agencies outside the Sacramento region, declared the protest unlawful around 10 p.m. No protesters were arrested.
April 8, 2021
The money would largely focus on forest management projects, such as vegetation thinning. It would also set aside more than $20 million dollars for low-income residents to fireproof their homes.
As California Sends More Vaccines To Underserved Communities, Local Clinics And Residents Do The Legwork
March 31, 2021
Clinics are conducting social media campaigns and working with established community members to ensure vaccines reach hard-hit communities.
March 28, 2021
A flyer advertising the event showed City Manager Howard Chan’s photo with his name written in dripping red letters.
March 25, 2021
The company has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Newsom’s reelection campaign and ballot measure committee since 2018. That includes $131,000 in December 2020.
March 12, 2021
The Bay Area represents 20% of the state’s population, according to the letter, but only 2% will see increased doses under the state’s distribution plan.