Melanie Mason

Los Angeles Times

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering state government and politics in Sacramento

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Six women told the LA Times that Bocanegra did things like grope them, kiss them, and ask for dates repeatedly.

CA Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra faces sexual harassment allegations

Six women told the LA Times that Bocanegra did things like grope them, kiss them, and ask for dates repeatedly.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

News comes as a group of women, claiming widespread sexual misconduct at the California state Capitol, continue to criticize the slow initial responses from legislative leaders.

A culture of sexual misconduct in the California statehouse

News comes as a group of women, claiming widespread sexual misconduct at the California state Capitol, continue to criticize the slow initial responses from legislative leaders.

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Last November, California voters said yes to raising taxes on cigarettes. The new tax is estimated to bring in more than $1 billion this year to help fund health care.

Debate mounts over how to spend money from tobacco tax hike

Last November, California voters said yes to raising taxes on cigarettes. The new tax is estimated to bring in more than $1 billion this year to help fund health care.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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