Monthly Archives: November 2009

Podcast: Checking In On 2010

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Next year’s big contests for governor and for the United States Senate are closer than they seem. On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we take a pause from weekly events to check in on where the candidates and campaigns stand … Continue reading »


Soulmates Arnold & Abel, Soul Searching For Dems

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Let the political handwringing begin. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lieutenant Governor-designate Abel Maldonado made their big debut this morning at an event in Los Angeles, with the Guv calling Maldo his “soulmate,” and the GOP senator offering an almost tearful … Continue reading »


Maldo Gets The Nod. Now What?

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The guessing game is over, now that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used the most unlikely of platforms — a national TV talk show — to announce a political decision that only matters here in California, his choice for lieutenant governor. And … Continue reading »


Podcast: Seeing Red, Again

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So much for getting a break from the state budget. On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we take a look at this week’s prediction of a $20.7 billion budget gap and what that means for lawmakers once they return to … Continue reading »


$21 Billion Deficit Now, Worse Later

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The headline, rushed online yesterday by news outlets looking for a scoop, makes it clear the state’s budget woes aren’t getting better. Maybe even worse. But deeper inside the new in-depth analysis of the Legislative Analyst’s Office are examples of … Continue reading »


Skateboarding With Speier

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There simply can’t be any member of Congress who now doesn’t know what’s coming when they’re interviewed by Stephen Colbert.


Podcast: We're Back

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Not that you missed us. Our hiatus has come to an end for the Capital Notes Podcast, and we’re back with our mostly snarky, occasionally thought provoking weekly dish on politics. This week: a look back on the big water … Continue reading »