Rina Palta

Criminal Justice Reporter/Editor

Rina Palta reports on criminal justice for KALW News.  Through stories of those affected by the system, she hopes to bring insight to an often misunderstood, polarizing, and politicized issue.  Rina came to KALW from a print background, having worked in magazines for a number of years before being pulled into broadcast while earning a masters degree at UC Berkeley's School of Journalism.  Along with KALW, her work has been published in Mother Jones magazine, the San Francisco Weekly, and Hyphen magazine.  Rina edits and writes for KALW's criminal justice blog, The Informant, where you can find news and analysis on all aspects of California's criminal justice world.

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2:21pm

Mon December 5, 2011
Cops & Courts

How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray

Sasha Abramsky takes a look at the criminal justice lobbying network in a new report.

In 2012, a big shift will hit California’s electoral system: open primaries. Open primaries, brought in by voters through 2010′s Proposition 14, will allow the top two vote-getters in any primary for state office to advance to the general election, which means we could see districts with two Republicans or two Democrats competing in a general election.

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