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Melanie Mason

Melanie Mason covers state government and politics in Sacramento. She first began working for the Los Angeles Times in 2011 in Washington, D.C., where she covered money and politics during the 2012 presidential campaign. She is originally from Los Angeles and is a graduate of Georgetown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill requiring colleges to provide information on dating violence in new student orientations

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Wednesday to require incoming student orientations at California colleges and universities to include information on intimate partner and dating violence. The law already mandates colleges to address sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking in their orient...

California legislative investigation finds Assemblyman Devon Mathis violated sexual harassment policy

Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) has been disciplined for frequently making coarse comments, including sexual remarks about fellow lawmakers, California Assembly officials revealed Wednesday.

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