Scott RoddCapRadio State Government Reporter
Scott Rodd previously covered government and legal affairs for the Sacramento Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Scott worked as a freelance reporter in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., contributing to the Washington Post, New York Times, Stateline, the New York Observer and Next City. Scott grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and studied English literature at Susquehanna University.
The Valencia Branch Laboratory struggled with “significant deficiencies” since opening in late 2020.
As immigration advocates demand Newsom cancel contract with border wall company, lawmakers stay silentThe state awarded a no-bid contract to SLSCO — the company former president Donald Trump tapped to build his border wall in California — for COVID-19 response and health care staffing. The contract is currently worth up to $350 million.
California used hundreds of medical staff from SLSCO to test and vaccinate undocumented Californians. That included work at community health centers around the state and along the border for newly arrived migrants.