Monthly Archives: October 2008

New Analyst, Same Kind of Analysis

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For the very few of us left covering state government these days, the one place where motion sickness pills are not required (to combat the ever present spin) is the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The LAO has been a paragon of … Continue reading »


Arnold: Ohio Redux?

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It appears that Governor Schwarzenegger is heading back to Ohio, ground zero for presidential elections. At a campaign event this morning in San Diego in support of Proposition 11, Schwarzenegger said that a trip to the Buckeye State is on … Continue reading »


Podcast: Must Be The Money

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Consider this a special edition of the Capital Notes Podcast, even though the subject is a familiar one. Missing the end-of-week wrapup due to scheduling conflicts, we’ve reconvened for a Monday edition of the chat. Capitol Weekly editor Anthony York … Continue reading »


Buy Early, Buy Often... They Did

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If there’s any silver lining to the jitters of Wall Street, the state of California may have found it. The state treasurer’s office has decided to up the total size of its initial sale of revenue anticipation notes (RANs) from … Continue reading »


Buy Early, Buy Often

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Today marks the beginning of probably the most closely watched California bond offering in recent memory, as the state plops the bait in the rough waters of Wall Street… waiting for a bite. A big bite. The state treasurer’s office … Continue reading »


Speaking of Cash...

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There’s certainly no lack of money available when it comes to those who hope to woo voters to their side on November 4. Daily campaign finance filings show a few interesting contributions and donors that have popped up over the … Continue reading »


Podcast: Can Ya Spare A Dime?

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We’re strapped for cash on this week’s Capital Notes Podcast. So is state government. The week’s big news focused both on fears about Wall Street’s ability to lend the state a few billion bucks as a bridge loan, and the … Continue reading »


An Expiration Date for Forecasts?

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There’s a lot of attention focused right now on the state’s pending sale of short-term notes to ease a seasonal ebb in tax revenues, and rightly so. But all of that clamor about the state’s gloomy finances again being in … Continue reading »


Arnold Q&A: Economy, Politics, and Palin

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Government regulation may not be the answer for Wall Street. He hates stump speeches. His son is more conservative than he is. He made a congratulatory call to the most talked about woman in politics these days. He has a … Continue reading »


Money Honey

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It’s been a lousy day to talk money for ordinary folks, but a busy day on the money trail for political reporters in California… as the latest pre-election campaign finance reports give a quick glimpse at cash raised, spent, and … Continue reading »