Mackenzie Mays covers state government and politics in the Los Angeles Times’ Sacramento bureau. Previously, she worked as an investigative reporter for Politico, the Fresno Bee and the Charleston Gazette-Mail. In 2019, she received the National Press Club Press Freedom Award for her political watchdog reporting. She is a graduate of West Virginia University and proud Appalachian.
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Feb. 17, 2024
The California Legislature held a hearing about ‘state failures’ regarding farmworker and meatpacking job conditions.
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Feb. 5, 2024
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Feb. 1, 2024
Two Democrats and one Republican are vying for the California Assembly seat long held by former Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), who’s leaving office due to term limits
Feb. 1, 2024
Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to California as part of her abortion rights tour for the 50th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade ruling.
Jan. 29, 2024
Assemblymember Gail Pellerin divested from oil companies including Shell and Marathon after a Times investigation of lawmakers’ stock holdings.
Jan. 11, 2024
Court-ordered parenting classes are key in child abuse and neglect cases but go largely unregulated in California, a Times investigation has found.
Jan. 4, 2024
On the day California lawmakers returned to Sacramento for the new year, hundreds of protesters convened at the state Capitol on Wednesday and shut down the Assembly with calls for Israel to stop its war against Hamas.
Jan. 3, 2024