The big accomplishment in California's statehouse on Tuesday: the maintenance crew successfully finished decorating the historic building for the holiday season. At least they did their job.
On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we examine the total collapse of this week's efforts to stem the flood of the budget red ink. From partisan warfare to a budget process that seems to have completely failed, Tuesday's activities closed another chapter in the annals of Capitol gridlock.
Capitol Weekly editor Anthony York and I discuss what happened, and what's next. We also check in on the handful of political races where votes are still being counted.
(You can read all about the incoming crop of new legislators in this week's Capitol Weekly here.)
Happy Thanksgiving to our readers and listeners... see you back here for the convening of the new Legislature on Monday.