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
Advocates say California health officials put seriously ill people at risk in a rush to shift seniors and disabled patients into managed care. The state says it's working to provide efficient health care.
The Public Utilities Commission has given provisional approval to the program, which is seen as a big help to the homeless.
Economy, lower birth rates and fewer people moving in keeps state population growth below one percent.
When the new state legislature convenes next month, members will debate how California will implement the next stage of federal healthcare reform.
For the first time in seven decades, Democrats hold a supermajority in both houses of the California legislature. The Assembly speaker promised on swearing-in day not to make that advantage a blunt instrument.
Little Hoover Commission warns Californians could pay more for energy that’s less reliable without more planning on renewable energy goals.
The new law, set to take effect Jan. 1, prohibits licensed therapists from counseling gay youths to change their sexual orientation.
New election boundaries and laws resulted in 38 new Assembly members, nearly half of that chamber's seats, and nine new State Senators.
The California Public Utilities Commission approves a 5.04 percent SoCal Edison rate hike to pay for upgrades in infrastructure and emergency response.
Kinde Durkee was convicted of defrauding numerous high-profile clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, of at least $7 million.
Upcoming vacancies in the Senate and Assembly could put a damper on the majority party's ability to pass taxes without Republican votes.
Will Democrats in Sacramento tweak Prop 13?
California Supreme Court ruled that counties have been overcharging for the collection of property taxes. Municipalities could see a modest budget boost.
The court found the county has not properly dispensed property tax revenues since 2006. The ruling could affect other counties that use the same formula.
The Fair Political Practices Commission wants to know the identities of individuals who made the contribution in its efforts to determine is laws were broken.