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Mary Plummer is a Political Correspondent for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on KPCC's education team and an associate producer for the radio station.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary holds a master's degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California. In 2018, she was a winner of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association’s top award for Best Investigative Reporting. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
L.A. Ethics Commissioners voted to recommend restricting many businesses from making donations to officials and imposing limits on how and when politicians can solicit donations for favored charities.
This week's vote is a big step forward for campaign finance reform efforts.
Governor Gavin Newsom's first-ever State of the State address had some big headlines, but very few mentions of Los Angeles in the nearly hour-long speech.
Kevin de León says addressing homelessness will be his number one priority if elected and that public safety will also be a top focus.
LA's sexual harassment problem is not just Hollywood. It's City Hall. It's LAPD. And troubles remain.
The mayor's office reports that between April 30, 2018 and Jan. 29, 2019 the city's website received 80 complaints of workplace misconduct.
On Friday, City Councilmembers Nury Martinez and Paul Krekorian presented a motion asking for an update on the progress toward improving city practices.
His decision came following a big week for the second-term mayor, who made headlines after working through the night to help negotiate an end to the L.A. teachers strike.
A handful of Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday proposed a ban on campaign contributions from real estate developers of significant projects.
Developers of large residential and commercial buildings would be barred from contributing if their projects require approvals from city officials.
The governor's 2019-2020 spending plan represents a 4 percent increase in general plan spending and adds billions of dollars to the state's reserves.
Instead of picking council members to represent the whole city, in what's known as at-large elections, cities switched to distinct district elections.
"If you haven't been paying attention, we're actually in the middle of a revolution in local governance in California."
California voters made it clear: they are not happy with the Trump administration and the Republican leadership in Congress.
California’s midterm election may be over, but there are still millions of ballots across the state to be counted, with a handful of local races still undecided.
Sexual misconduct allegations against Los Angeles County employees sometimes took months and even years to resolve, a KPCC/LAist investigation found.