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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.
An open letter brought the #MeToo movement to California politics. Here's how the women behind it feel one year later

More than 140 women signed a letter calling out sexual harassment in California politics, sparking a #MeToo movement at the state Capitol last fall. Many of them reflect on the effects of the letter on the political community and their own lives one year later.

Millions of Californians’ jobs could be affected by automation — a scenario the next governor has to address

The changing nature of work will test the next governor’s policy agenda on education, the social safety net and labor laws that regulate the relationship between workers and employers. And while no one quite knows how the coming shift will play out, California leaders won’t have the luxury to wait.

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