Julie Small Sacramento Correspondent
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Julie Small covers state government, prisons and the California Supreme Court for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Julie spent 7 years as the deputy foreign editor for Public Radio’s critically acclaimed "Marketplace." She helped shape the show’s coverage of Asia during China ascendency and India’s growing economic influence. She was the Los Angeles producer of a two-week live broadcast from China in 2006 and produced some other series on counterfeit goods, and the effect of the Iraq War on European-US trade relations. She also produced the "Marketplace Morning Report" for a stint.
Small is a former staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She's also reported for NPR, "The California Report," and "Weekend America."
Small earned her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication.
In 1996 she helped launch a national campaign for redress for Japanese-Latin Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II. The group won a settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice in 1998.
When she’s not walking the halls of the state capitol, Julie spends her free time enjoying life with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she misses her home town of Los Angeles.
Stories by Julie Small
The bill adopts guidelines on pot shops the Attorney General issued in 2008. Opponents claim it would legalize for-profit marijuana sales.
The Senate Appropriations Committee must act this week on a package of bills in order for the full legislature to vote on them this session.
Armed with more rosy revenue estimates, California democrats may push to restore cuts to social programs, which Brown has said he would resist.
Jerry Brown wants to 'reshape' enterprise zones in distressed neighborhoods where the state offers tax credits to encourage investment and hiring.
Riding a wave of state tax revenue, Brown released a budget proposal Tuesday that looks much different from the ones Californians have become accustomed to in recent years: It has a surplus.
Governor Jerry Brown's budget includes additional funds for districts throughout the state, with some emphasis on disadvantaged students.
California takes another run at convincing the U.S. Supreme Court that federal judges were wrong to impose a population cap on state prisons.
Talks over who should bear financial risks of expanding Medi-Cal have stalled reform. Governor Brown’s revised budget could intensify the debate.
Who says it never rains in California? Assembly Speaker John Pérez says saving surplus dollars would shelter state budget from volatile tax revenues.
Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says better mental health services in prisons helps reduce recidivism rate for parolees.
State Senator Leland Yee responds after a Texas company posts video of a man firing a plastic pistol made with a 3-D printer.
Late Thursday night, Governor Jerry Brown submitted a reluctant plan to further reduce the number of inmates in California's prisons by about 9,000.
California details how it could remove 9,300 inmates by the end of the year, though the state will still try to have the court order overturned. Read the plan.
An L.A. lawmaker believes school administrators and teachers, not police, should discipline students for minor infractions.
The federal receiver in charge of prison healthcare wants to reduce inmate deaths, but a Corrections department spokesman says it's easier said than done.