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
A change in California law that sends lower-level felons to county lockups instead of state prison means local facilities are handling inmates with longer sentences.
Student groups want tuition rolled back to pre-recession levels to make a college education affordable again.
Starting next year, the number of Californians who must purchase their own health insurance will grow by 3.5 million people.
Just weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown declared the healthcare crisis in California’s prisons was “over,” a damning report surfaces in court documents.
The State Senate is fast-tracking a change to an antiquated law that caused a rape conviction to be reversed earlier this year.
State prison officials told a legislative committee that they've loosened tough policies for inmates in high security housing units.
The abrupt resignation of a Central Valley state senator costs Democrats their supermajority, and with it the power to pass taxes and override vetoes without Republican support.
While L.A. County has a lot to gain from Medi-Cal Expansion, it may be least able to afford to lose indigent care funds to pay for it.
California's Insurance Commissioner warns of possible "rate shock" if reforms for individual policy holders are passed by lawmakers.
The non-partisan legislative analyst says plan to expand healthcare program for the poor is a good deal for the state.
The expansion of healthcare coverage to 10 million uninsured Californians is part of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Jerry Brown approved 80 percent of parole recommendations for the second consecutive year — at the opposite end of the spectrum from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
GOP state lawmakers want to know whether required reporting is being done. An estimated 20,000 Californians own guns who aren’t supposed to.
California's new prisons boss touts new Vacaville mental health facility as reason to end federal oversight of medical care in state's corrections system.
Executive director of Covered California says a family of four can have good health insurance that costs less than $100 a month.