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    About me

    I’m a fast and fearless political reporter who publishes breaking news and analysis from Sacramento. I’ve covered issues related to business, higher education and infrastructure as a member of the Capitol press corps since 2008. My political and economic stories are regularly published in the three other California markets of American City Business Journals – San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles.

    Someday I will quit my job to focus on writing the great American tweet.


Exclusives


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The fear of Big Marijuana
Will big corporations swallow the cannabis industry? Here's what you need to know.

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Commercial building prices spike
Pot growers purchase 3 million square feet of industrial space in Sacramento.

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Sacramento Convention Center
Thousands of jobs and millions of dollars at stake in convention center debate.

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The white-collar minimum wage
The day after the California Senate passed a $15 minimum wage to Gov. Jerry Brown, I reported...


Profiles


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Steve Maviglio

A Karl Rove of the left, Maviglio is Sacramento's most recognizable liberal spin doctor.



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Robert Nelsen

How a sensitive cowboy is changing the face of California State University Sacramento



Quotable



"Ask the new president of California State University Sacramento about his polished black cowboy boots, and he’ll tell you he’s a proud Texan. Ask him about higher education, and he’ll talk about the importance of helping young people grow into enlightened adults."




Robert Nelsen: Texan has big plans for Sac State

Longreads


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The Tattooed Professional
In California’s Capitol building, staffers with tattoos share a special bond

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The Conductor
Can the chief executive of California high-speed rail save his runaway train?

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Region Business
A disruptive business group that “fights like labor, thinks like business”


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Plastic Surgery
“I’m leaning over, head against the mirror, thinking, 'What is going on. What am I doing?'”