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 tax measures are designed to provide revenue for public education, but some small business owners fear a slowdown in economic recovery
Competing tax hikes on the ballot promise more money for education. Which is better is a topic of hot debate. The mutual upside: schools get more under Props 30 & 38.
Younger Californians are eager to embrace the option of online voter registration. For the first time, it's possible to complete the forms without having to mail them in.
Backer of a rival proposal heeds call to "de-escalate" the campaign, which some education feared could harm both initiatives
The author of Proposition 38 launches ad campaign that aims to take down a competing measure that would also provide funding for public schools
At issue is whether Governor Brown's initiative provides new funding for schools and the role elected officials will play in doling out the tax revenue
A newly launched and well-funded ad blitz is pegged to the first presidential debate and next week's launch of voting by mail in California
The governor declined to sign bills that would have required private employers to provide benefits for domestic workers and more stringent protection for farmworkers
Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday extended a tax credit for TV and film productions for another two years; the move is designed to stop runaway productions.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill (SB 9) Sunday that will give juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole a chance at freedom.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have allowed more than two people to be recognized as legal parents for a child.
An existing law only applied to handguns. The amendment, which takes effect Jan. 1, was designed to close that loophole.
Proposition 30's support has slipped, but a majority of California still support the plan to hike taxes to pay for public schools.
The Public Policy Institute of California says counties have to do more than expand jails to handle the influx of felons under prison realignment
Amnesty international calls confinement of 3,000 prisoners in isolation units "cruel, degrading and inhumane.”