Monthly Archives: December 2009

Might Redistricting Process Run Out of Cash?

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Just a little over a year after voters created an independent commission to draw most of California’s political maps, the process is costing a lot more money than was allocated. In fact, it’s possible the commission that’s slated to convene … Continue reading »


Heavy Budget Lifting & The Lite Guv

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No major news today on whether Abel Maldonado will… or won’t… be California’s next lieutenant governor. But new comments from the leader of the state Senate seem to acknowledge one part of the deliberations… or rather, six billion parts. As … Continue reading »


A Conversation About The Crisis

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“It’s very simple what people want,” said Mark Baldassare. “People want progress.” That was the context for… and the motivation behind… a provocative two hour discussion on Friday morning at our KQED studios in San Francisco, a discussion among eight … Continue reading »


Podcast: Career Advancement

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Two (or three, actually) legislators angling for two separate high-profile jobs at the same time? Sounds like a podcast theme! In this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we discuss the battle over who will be the new Speaker of the California … Continue reading »


Bass: Perez is Next Speaker

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The 68th Speaker of the California Assembly has been chosen by a majority of the chambers Democratic majority — so says the 67th leader of the lower house, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. The new leader, says Bass, is Asssemblymember John … Continue reading »