Nicole covers politics and government for CapRadio. Before moving to California, she won several awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, for her political reporting in her hometown of Salt Lake City. Besides public radio, Nicole is passionate about beautiful landscapes and breakfast burritos.
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January 24, 2023
Art, property, stocks, cash and investments owned by Californians worth more than $50 million could be subject to a wealth tax proposed by Assembly member Alex Lee (D-San Jose).
January 19, 2023
By some estimates, the recent storms dumped more than 32 trillion gallons on California. But much of it is running out to sea.
January 10, 2023
It’s “full speed ahead” on programs like universal pre-kindergarten and health care for undocumented workers, the governor said, pledging to fund them this year despite economic uncertainty.
January 6, 2023
Gavin Newsom took the oath of office Friday. In his second term he will likely drill down on priorities like homelessness and social issues, which could also serve as a springboard for a platform for higher office.
December 30, 2022
From gas prices to abortions, here’s a look at the California political stories that dominated headlines in 2022.
December 27, 2022
From aspiring to end prison pipelines to wage increases and reproductive-rights protections, these new laws will affect change in the Golden State.
December 9, 2022
Greater diversity in the Legislature leads to better representation for historically marginalized groups, advocates say.
December 6, 2022
A proposed glass design for the Capitol Annex – which houses offices for state lawmakers and the governor – did not meet environmental and public review laws, according to state appellate court judges.
As of Tuesday afternoon, some results are coming into clarity. Here's what we know so far in the races for statewide offices and the state Legislature.
November 30, 2022
State regulators are setting out to uncover exactly why Californians pay so much more at the pump. But it’s complicated, and oil companies that posted record profits this year declined to participate in the meeting.