Monthly Archives: June 2005

Holiday Weekend Plans? Cancelled

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A short Big 5 meeting between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders apparently ended this afternoon with only one thing in agreement: they’ll be getting together back in Sacramento this weekend. The midnight constitutional deadline will now come and go … Continue reading »

Another Budget Vote And...(gasp)...Linkage?

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Democrats have rolled out another suggested compromise over the budget, one that apparently will be put up for a vote on the floor of both houses tomorrow. And the governor’s advisers are now publicly suggesting that, in return, the governor … Continue reading »

Lytton Casino Bill Advances In DC

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Legislation that would essentially undo the deal for an Indian casino in San Pablo passed out of the Indian Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate this morning. The bill, from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-SF), would force the Lytton Band of … Continue reading »

Redistricting: How... And When?

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Senate Democrats have now weighed in with a new offer on political redistricting, one that had been the subject of days of closed door negotiations… but one which did not result in a compromise. The newest version of SCA 3 … Continue reading »

Drug Companies Pony Up Big Bucks

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In just three days this week, the money from drug companies for the ballot battle over prescription drugs more than doubled. New campaign finance records show that two major contributions were made to the initiative fund organized by the Pharmaceutical … Continue reading »

"All Of Us... Can Share Blame"

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With his new poll numbers headed southward, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger tried out a new tune this morning: humility. In a news conference that lasted just under 20 minutes, the governor seemed to accept the validity of the latest Field Poll … Continue reading »

November Ballot Is Now Set

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The eighth and final initiative to appear on the special election ballot has now been certified by the Secretary of State. That initiative asks voters to wade into the difficult issues surrounding energy policy. It would essentially return California to … Continue reading »

"Those Were The Days"... All 5 Of Them

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If you’ve been meaning to read that brand new blog from Senator John Campbell (R-Irvine)… well, you’re too late. Campbell recently joined the small-but-growing ranks of legislators in the blogosphere with his California Confidential site, a featuring a photo of … Continue reading »

Nunez: "My Desired Outcome Is To Have A Deal"

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There may not have been much big news out of the remarks made today by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to the Sacramento Press Club, but there was plenty of grist for the mill of budget watchers and political junkies: * … Continue reading »

Budget Fails In Assembly

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First budget vote, and very little surprise… the budget proposed by Democrats, one they argue is very similar to that of the governor, failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority in the Assembly. The vote was 45-32, with 2 Democrats … Continue reading »