Monthly Archives: April 2005

The Governor's Deadline: June 10?

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Governor Schwarzenegger sounds like he’s giving lawmakers– and himself– until June 10th to avoid a special election. Schwarznegger referenced the date in a short interview with conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity, in which he blamed his opponents for the … Continue reading »


The Domino Effect

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First came the news around midday that Attorney General Bill Lockyer has decided not to run for governor in 2006, but instead will seek the office of Treasurer. Now, an e-mail arrives from state Senator Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana) saying … Continue reading »


New Poll, More Sliding For Schwarzenegger

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Expect a lot of chatter in the next few days about this morning’s poll from the Public Policy Institute of California… another poll with shrinking job approval ratings for Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can read the poll here. In a nutshell, … Continue reading »


"It's Great Drama"

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s news conference on the likely Assembly passage of a large prison reform proposal today prompted only one question from reporters about the issue… and more focus on the political back-and-forth taking much of the governor’s time these days. … Continue reading »


Initiative Crunch Time, Money Keeps Flowing

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The Secretary of State’s office has said that the 17 days between yesterday and May 6th are when backers of any initiative will have to submit their signatures, if they hope to make a special election ballot. And if the … Continue reading »


FPPC Appeals Removal Of Contribution Limits

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The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has decided to appeal the recent court ruling that would have allowed Governor Schwarzenegger to raise money, without restrictions, for initiatives he has endorsed. Late last month, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled against … Continue reading »


Preaching To The Feisty Choir

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LOS ANGELES– Day two of the state Democratic convention was full of more calls for unity, while also including a few sharp elbows among some of the politicians who are angling for new job. It was also another day full … Continue reading »


Dems Focus On The Guy Across Town

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LOS ANGELES– That guy is, who else, Arnold Schwarzenegger. This weekend’s state Democratic convention is largely a chance for the party faithful to confab about how to knock out the GOP governor, who’s likely sitting in his Brentwood home on … Continue reading »


More Questions About Ballot Language

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The debate over the language inside Governor Schwarzenegger’s initiative proposals didn’t end when the pension plan was postponed last week. There are more questions about the spending reform proposal and the redistricting plan… and some say they are no less … Continue reading »


An Uneventful Event?

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If you were to guess that a midweek, late morning rally focusing on subjects like state budget policy might draw a small crowd, you’d be right. That’s exactly what happened this morning on the west steps of the Capitol. My … Continue reading »