Tyche Hendricks is editor for The California Report, KQED’s daily, statewide news program. She also directs an immigration symposium at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Hendricks was a newspaper reporter for a dozen years, most of them at The San Francisco Chronicle, and is the author of The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of California Press).
The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill 68 to 32 on Thursday afternoon. Here are the major ways it would affect California if it becomes law. 1. It would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. The path to citizenship is a big deal for California because almost a quarter of the estimated 11 million … Continue reading Top 5 Things Californians Should Know About the Senate Immigration Bill →
After years of slashing budgets and experiencing political gridlock, California might be climbing out of its ditch. The economy is picking up, a handful of government reforms have been implemented, and more Californians say things are looking better. Does all of this mean the trajectory will continue in the right direction? Or are we just … Continue reading 5 Ongoing Problems and 4 Reasons For Hope: California Policy Pros Discuss the State’s Future →
State Controller John Chiang announced this morning that he plans to withold the paychecks of state legislators, starting June 16, if the lawmakers haven’t submitted a balanced budget to the governor. The real tough love? “Payments forfeited will not be paid retroactively.” Chiang says he’s just complying with the terms of Proposition 25, the “On-Time … Continue reading State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time →