Monthly Archives: January 2010

LAO: Chances of Getting Arnold's DC Wish List "Almost Non-Existent"

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The Legislature’s non-partisan cadre of analysts has weighed in on some of the big assumptions and proposals in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new budget plan. And while many of the ideas are looked upon favorably, one glaring exception is the Guv’s … Continue reading »


Cash Is King

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July 12, 2007 seemed to be an unremarkable day here in Sacramento. It was a Thursday with a pleasant un-summer-like high temperature of 85 degrees. The budget was almost two weeks late, though that certainly wasn’t surprising. But that day … Continue reading »


More Budget Bits...

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Now that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new budget proposal has had a day to marinate, let’s take a look at a few small, but noteworthy items and themes found among the many micro-facts.


Arnold to DC: Give Us The Money, Nobody Gets Hurt

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It may not quite have been a ransom note dressed up as a state budget, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making it clear that a whole lot of things Californians won’t like will have to happen if the feds don’t … Continue reading »


Podcast: All Arnold, All The Time

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When it rains, it pours in the world of Capitol budget news. Le déluge! On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, a full wrap up on the governor’s proposals for cleaning up the budget red ink… a State of the State … Continue reading »


3,507* Words, But Who's Counting?

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A pig and a pony. A dose of old-fashioned Republican orthodoxy and a bit of patriotism. A crowd pleasing defense of public education and a novel proposal that, if adopted, wouldn’t be fully understood until long after he leaves Sacramento. … Continue reading »


9 Stories To Watch In '10

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Rather than the standard year in review, it’s hopefully more worthwhile to make note of a few of the sagas from the world of California government and politics in 2009 that are likely to keep playing out long past the … Continue reading »