Katie Orr

politics and government reporter for KQED

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Katie Orr is Politics and Government Reporter for KQED public radio. She formerly covered healthcare for Capital Public Radio.

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July 1. The plan is crammed full of spending for all kinds of programs, funded in part by federal COVID relief aid and an unexpected windfall in tax revenue from wealthy Californians.

California’s new budget aims to address homelessness, COVID recovery. Will it help keep Newsom in office?

July 1. The plan is crammed full of spending for all kinds of programs, funded in part by federal COVID relief aid and an unexpected windfall in tax revenue from wealthy Californians.

from KCRW Features

Affirmative action in the state of California ended with the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996.

Prop 16 would reinstate affirmative action in California. Is it more likely to pass or fail?

Affirmative action in the state of California ended with the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The California legislative session wrapped up just before 1:30 a.m. today. It was a manic night with time limits on bill debates.

Renter protections, police reform: Which bills passed during the California legislative session?

The California legislative session wrapped up just before 1:30 a.m. today. It was a manic night with time limits on bill debates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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