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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.
June 23, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom dramatically overstated the amount of fire prevention work performed on “priority projects” he touted and cut Cal Fire’s mitigation budget by $150 million last year, an investigation by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom found.
June 18, 2021
The system would allow immunized residents to have a virtual backup of their physical card. The technology that would allow businesses to scan and verify the digital cards is still being developed.
June 15, 2021
From Sacramento and San Joaquin to Placer and Yolo counties, workers, customers and business owners celebrated the state’s easing of COVID guidelines — but not everyone was ready to take off their masks.
June 1, 2021
California wildfires have burned nearly five times as many acres on state land this year compared to the same time period last year.
May 27, 2021
The state will give out $100 million in the form of $50 gift cards to the next 2 million newly-vaccinated Californians, and hold drawings for another $16.5 million. Here's how it will work and who is eligible.
May 21, 2021
The reopening will lift mask and social distancing mandates for customers at businesses. It will also do away with capacity limits at indoor and outdoor events, though the state is not considering a vaccine passport.
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.