Today, the Los Angeles Times published the first installment of a new series, “The United States of California.” Reported by Staff Writer Evan Halper, the series will focus on California’s role in guiding the policy direction of the nation, and what that has meant for the state and the country. “California plays an outsized role in Washington and its policies shape the nation,” said Washington Bureau Chief Kimbriell Kelly. “The Biden administration agenda leans heavily on California as a think tank for innovative policy,” said Halper, a Washington, D.C., based reporter who covered the 2020 presidential campaign and previously served as The Times’ Sacramento bureau chief. “The pitched battle over what cars should be permitted on the roads in America is rooted in California’s push for cleaner air. California’s car revolution, designed to save the planet, also unleashes a toll on it is online now.
Source: Los Angeles Times July 21, 2021 19:07 UTC