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Mariel Garza

Mariel Garza has been writing editorials and columns about state and L.A. politics for more than a decade. Before joining The Times’ editorial board in March 2015, she was deputy editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee and is a former editor of the editorial pages of the L.A. Daily News and Los Angeles News Group. She’s a graduate of San Francisco State University.
Why do congressional Republicans hate poor families?

New work requirements will do little more than stick it to poor families, since it doesn’t save much money.

Sorry to ruin the fun, but California can't split itself up without the consent of Congress

Not only will the future of the nation depend on how Californians vote in U.S House races in November, so will the fate of their own state.

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