Monthly Archives: February 2005

Governor's Budget: Pros And Cons

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In a political environment where everything these days seems to be portrayed as either black or white, Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill’s new report on the governor’s budget implies there are actually shades of gray. Her annual analysis of the budget … Continue reading »


Legislative Analyst: $2.2 Billion More Revenues

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Look for today’s analysis from Legislative Analyst Liz Hill to stir the debate once again about whether the governor’s budget cuts go too far. In short, Hill estimates there will be $2.2 billion more in revenues (this budget year and … Continue reading »


Tidbits From DC

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WASHINGTON, DC– If you’re looking for an in-depth analysis of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Washington, DC field trip… you might want to stop reading. I’ll have a full look at that this morning on The California Report (audio posted online later in … Continue reading »


Substance... Or Show... In DC?

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WASHINGTON, DC– Today’s full slate of meetings and events here in the nation’s capital essentially boil down to one question: how much of California’s budget problem can be solved by asking the feds for more cash? Governor Schwarzenegger is here, … Continue reading »


Tax Amnesty Paying Off Again

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The dollars are starting to roll in over at the state Franchise Tax Board, where the second year of a popular tax amnesty program could again provide some quick cash for the state’s fiscal problems. You’ll remember that lawmakers approved … Continue reading »


Revenue: Perception And Reality

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Political reporters spend a lot of their time trying to see if there’s such a thing as unbiased “facts” when it comes to state budgets. I’m still looking… but at least some data released this morning by the Assembly Revenue … Continue reading »


Shelley Testimony Has Been Delayed

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Embattled Secretary of State Kevin Shelley will not be called to testify tomorrow before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. In a conference call this morning, legislative leaders agreed to delay the JLAC hearing– and Shelley’s appearance. However, the decision wasn’t … Continue reading »


And In Third Place... The Governor

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There are several news reports out today taking a look at the final 2004 tallies of campaign fundraising. But what might be missed in the hypothetical 2006 race for governor is that the current chief executive is sitting in third … Continue reading »