Laurel Rosenhall

Political Reporter
Laurel covers California politics for CALmatters, with a focus on power and personalities in the statehouse. Her weekly news analyses explain political dynamics in the Capitol and examine how money, advocacy and relationships shape the decisions that affect Californians. She joined CALmatters after more than a dozen years as a reporter for the Sacramento Bee, where she covered the influence of lobbyists on state government. Previously, she covered education for the Sacramento Bee, winning awards for stories that exposed unintended consequences of standardized testing and revealed abuses in the teacher pension system. Laurel is a native Californian and holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

A day after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to the Trump administration's request to beef up the National Guard in states along the Mexico border, fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom…

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up a second day being grilled by Congress about whether the company adequately protects the personal data of its 2 billion users, news broke in California...

Cops have a lot of pull in the California Capitol, and over the decades, that’s added up to this startling reality: The Golden State now goes further than many states in terms of protecting police...

You can monitor the growing list of sexual harassment cases that the California Legislature has substantiated and released records about via this spreadsheet, created by CALmatters' Capitol news analyst Laurel…

The Legislature has released another swath of harassment records—this time detailing five cases it substantiated or in which a settlement was reached—involving elected members and high-level employees between 1992 and…

How companies collect and share consumers' personal information is likely to grow into an expensive fight as election season unfolds in California.

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