Daily Archives: December 22, 2008

Budget Road Show: Those Darn Taxes

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“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” It’s a great line from a great movie. And in politics, it’s used to convey the sleight of hand that’s so common when it comes to fiery campaign rhetoric that occasionally … Continue reading »


Podcast: Happy Deficit To All

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Tis the season to be… squabbling about a solution to California’s fiscal crisis. On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we look back at a very busy week on the state budget front. From competing proposals to defeated bills, controversial solutions, … Continue reading »


60 Minutes, One Notable Quip

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“I always set goals that are so high, they are almost impossible to achieve. Because then you’re always hungry for climbing.” That was, for my money, the most noteworthy insight gleaned from the long profile of Governor Schwarzenegger on Sunday’s … Continue reading »