Mackenzie Mays, Vacaville Reporter

Mackenzie Mays

Vacaville Reporter

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
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  • The Fresno Bee
  • The Modesto Bee
  • The Tribune
  • Glamour
  • CHJ
  • The Miami Herald
  • newsobserver.com
  • Bradenton Herald
  • News Democrat
  • and more…

Recent articles by Mackenzie:

Gov. Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youths and families fleeing red-state policies

Again heralding California as a refuge from discriminatory policies in conservative states, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Thursday that aims to protect transgender youths and their fa… → Read More

Gov. Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youths and families fleeing red-state policies

Again heralding California as a refuge from discriminatory policies in conservative states, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Thursday that aims to protect transgender youths and their fa… → Read More

California won’t forgive parking tickets for homeless after Gov. Newsom veto

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have required cities to forgive parking tickets for homeless Californians. → Read More

California won't forgive parking tickets for homeless after Newsom veto

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill to forgive parking ticket fees those who are homeless in California. → Read More

Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youths and families fleeing red-state policies

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will protect transgender youths fleeing laws in red states that ban gender-affirming care. → Read More

Despite scandals, key California politicians glide toward reelection. Here’s why

A California insurance commissioner who billed taxpayers for long-distance living expenses and broke a vow not to accept campaign donations from members of the industry he was elected to regulate. → Read More

Despite scandals, key California politicians glide toward reelection. Here's why.

California state officials, including treasurer, education superintendent and insurance commissioner, expected to win reelection despite scandals. → Read More

Newsom vetoes bill to make kindergarten mandatory, citing costs

Despite a tenure that has focused on early education, Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Sunday that would have made kindergarten mandatory in California. → Read More

Newsom vetoes bill to make kindergarten mandatory, citing costs

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday vetoed Senate Bill 70, saying it had a "laudable" intent but would cost California up to $268 million a year. → Read More

In nonpartisan race for California superintendent of public instruction, it's all politics

Democratic incumbent Tony Thurmond and Republican challenger Lance Christensen will face off in the race for superintendent of public instruction to oversee California schools. → Read More

Kindergarten could soon be mandatory for California children

A bill approved by the state Senate would require children to complete kindergarten before entering first grade, beginning in the 2024-25 school year. → Read More

California won't make sending unwanted nude photos a crime

The California Legislature approved a bill that will allow people to go to court over unsolicited sexual pictures. → Read More

California Politics: Why the housing crisis is a women’s issue

Add the cost of rent to women’s list of burdens. → Read More

Proposal for student cards to cover free meals fails in California Legislature

A bill that would have given school children an EBT card for summer meals and during other closures died in the California Legislature. → Read More

California won't require companies to make salary data public despite pay equity concerns

SB 1162 by Sen. Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara) would have required large employers to make public pay data, citing gender and ethnicity equity concerns. → Read More

California child-care providers fight to 'retire with dignity'

California child-care workers signed their first union contract with the state about a year ago. Now, they want retirement benefits. → Read More

Californians with criminal records face housing barriers

Formerly incarcerated Californians face barriers to housing that leave them vulnerable to homelessness. → Read More

California is expanding tax credits. Thousands who need it most may not claim them

Gov. Newsom has extended tax credits for California taxpayers, including creating an incentive for former foster youth. But hurdles remain. → Read More

California Politics: What wasn't in the state budget

California has more money than ever, but not every proposal can make the cut. → Read More

California measure to hike minimum wage to $18 fails to qualify

It appears that California voters will not get a chance in November to vote on whether to increase the minimum wage to $18 an hour. → Read More