Monthly Archives: September 2007

Podcast: Oh So Special

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The Capital Notes Podcast is back this week, with a look at what has (or hasn’t) happened so far in the special legislative session, the odd couple alliance formed to overturn Indian gaming compacts, and the fizzling out of an … Continue reading »


Watch This Space

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See, I knew I wouldn’t miss much on my vacation. Sort of. More soon here at CN… starting with a brand new episode of our podcast tomorrow morning. Now, if I can only find some good meds for the cold … Continue reading »


I Know, I Know...

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How can I possibly be taking some time off for a vacation in the 11th hour of a legislative session? Dunno. Ask my wife. A brief and appreciated hiatus begins here and also for the CN podcast; check back after … Continue reading »


"We Must Keep Working"

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The worst kept secret in California politics is basically all but confirmed, as Governor Schwarzenegger issued a statement this afternoon promising to both veto the Democratic health care proposal and to call the Legislature back for a special session. “I … Continue reading »


Casino Referenda: Ka Ching

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Some major cash has been ponied up in the pending February ballot battle over four Indian casino compacts, amended deals ratified by the Legislature for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, the … Continue reading »


Slouching Towards Adjournment

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The Legislature continues its march toward the end of the 2007 session, with final action on scores of bills… and more bills still in limbo. Place your bets on what day you think the session will end (Tuesday the 11th … Continue reading »


Podcast: To The Ballot!

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Ballot measure, anyone? That could be the theme for some of this week’s big political stories. On this edition of the Capital Notes Podcast, we examine the chatter that health care reform will head to the ballot… the term limits … Continue reading »


Blurbs: Health Care, Casinos, Gloomy Guv

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With so many issues and items rumbling around the state Capitol in these final hours of the legislative session, here are a few of the more notable news briefs from Thursday… * Democratic health care amendments… Some substantive modifications were … Continue reading »


Si Se Puede, Governor

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The throng of farm workers gathered outside the state Capitol today were here to demand new rights to join unions. They wanted Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to hear them, now that the bill is on his desk. He heard them all … Continue reading »


Final Push For Barstow Casino Project

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The two Indian tribes that have been lobbying for several years to build side by side casinos in Barstow are giving it one more shot in the final days of the 2007 session of the Legislature. And if the project … Continue reading »