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 federal judge in Sacramento today approved part of a plan to improve psychiatric care in state prisons. That’s a key step toward fulfilling a decade-old court order to provide better care to thousands of mentally ill inmates. KPCC’s Julie Small reports.
The pressure’s on California’s Department of Corrections to ink a deal by tomorrow to provide mental health care to inmates. A federal judge in Sacramento has ordered the state to present a final plan on how to get the job done. KPCC’s Julie Small reports the state’s had more than a decade to comply.
California lawmakers are racing to find a solution to the state’s multi-billion-dollar deficit. Without a budget in place, the state runs out of money next month. Today the Democratic leader of the state senate outlined a plan to close the deficit without loans from local governments or the elimination of state welfare programs. KPCC’s Sacramento reporter Julie Small has the story.
Lawmakers in Sacramento are scurrying to close a multi-billion dollar budget deficit by the end of the month.
State lawmakers are struggling today to close the state’s multi-billion dollar deficit by June 15th. State Controller John Chiang says there are hundreds of millions of good reasons to meet that deadline. KPCC’s Julie Small caught up with the controller today in Sacramento in to find out what’s at stake.
Governor Schwarzenegger addressed a joint session of the legislature today to urge speedy closure of the state’s $24 billion budget deficit. The move was meant as a rallying cry for the legislature to solve the budget problem. But as KPCC’s Julie Small reports, lawmakers went to war instead.
In years past, the state government made a habit of balancing its books by raiding local governments. That’s why four-and-a-half years ago, Californians voted to block the state from snatching local government money. But that measure included exceptions – like now, when the state budget is $24 billion in the hole. Local governments are struggling to pay their own bills – and they’re begging state lawmakers to leave their budgets alone. But KPCC’s Julie Small says lawmakers might not listen.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convenes a rare joint session of the legislature tomorrow to urge lawmakers to get moving on deeper cuts to balance the state budget.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will address a special joint session of the legislature tomorrow in Sacramento.
The federal receiver in charge of improving medical care in California prisons says he’s close to a deal with state officials on how to proceed. KPCC’s Julie Small reports this new plan would cost billions less than earlier proposals.
Lawmakers in Sacramento today continued to wade through more budget cut proposals from the governor. KPCC’s Julie Small reports they heard testimony on his plan to borrow $2 billion from counties and cities – including Los Angeles.
Health care advocates lined up in Sacramento today to testify against the governor's plan to eliminate the Healthy Families program. Ending state-run medical insurance for low-income families would help plug a $24 billion deficit. KPCC's Julie Small reports that if the legislature goes along with the plan, almost a million teens and children would lose their safety net.
California's legislative leaders met with Governor Schwarzenegger Wednesday to start tackling a $21 billion deficit. Lawmakers say voters sent a loud message when they brushed away five budget-related propositions on Tuesday's special election ballot. But KPCC's Julie Small reports that message contained few cues about what lawmakers should do now to balance the budget.
California's statewide special election is tomorrow. If you haven't studied up on the six measures on the ballot, now would be a good time to read the voter information guide. KPCC's Julie Small says the facts and figures you'll need are all inside, prepared by one of the state's most trusted group of election analysts.
KPCC's Alex Cohen talks to Sacramento reporter Julie Small on the details of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's May Revise.