State Government Reporter
Max Pringle has been a public radio and print reporter for more than a decade. He’s covered national, state and local politics for Pacifica’s KPFA Radio and has been a contributor to public radio outlets KQED and KALW. His work has also appeared in the East Bay Express, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Sacramento News and Review, Deutsche Welle and Radio France International. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Max was bitten by the news bug while working on his high school newspaper and hasn’t recovered since. Max is pleased to be covering the state capital and privileged to provide a window on the state government.
August 18, 2014
Preliminary construction and impact studies have begun for California's High-Speed Rail project after years of debate and legal challenges.
August 14, 2014
California legislative committees ran through bills Thursday ranging from plastic-bag use to medical marijuana. (UPDATED: 5:40 p.m.)
August 12, 2014
A California bill would require businesses and local jurisdictions to recycle their methane emissions by recycling their organic waste.
August 8, 2014
A California bill would grant small operators of fast food and other franchises increased contract rights.
August 7, 2014
A California bill would increase the share of its zero-emission vehicle incentive program going to low and moderate income Californians.
August 6, 2014
For-profit colleges in California would come under more state scrutiny regarding the quality of the education they provide student veterans, under a bill now in the legislature.
August 5, 2014
A bill in the California legislature would mandate full access to FDA-approved birth control methods covered in health care plans.
August 4, 2014
Under a bill in the California Senate, families and friends of mentally unstable people could get firearm restraining orders if they suspect the person is a safety threat.
August 1, 2014
The California legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from using aerial surveillance drones without a warrant.
July 31, 2014
Pet insurance policies could soon be getting increased oversight and transparency requirements under a bill in the California legislature.