Campaign Check: Brown's Budget Plans

September 24, 2010 · Filed Under CA Budget, Elections · Comments Off 

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Here's a shortcut for thinking about what Jerry Brown has, so far, said he would do about the state's budget crisis if elected governor on November 2: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

No, I'm not kidding. The traditional wedding requirement (and hey, the voters would be agreeing to a marriage of sorts with a new chief executive) works.
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Podcast: Poring Over Polls

September 24, 2010 · Filed Under Podcasts · Comments Off 

Jerry and Meg neck and neck. Barbara over Carly by a few points. Those are some of the gems from statewide polls released just in the last 24 hours, and the focus of this week's Capital Notes Podcast.

Capitol Weekly's Anthony York and I also discuss perhaps the most intriguing part of all of this -- who will show up to vote in the election, and how that influences what lies ahead in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

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(And yes, as you'll hear above, we taped the podcast before there was word of a "framework" on a budget deal. So please forgive us for being Debbie Downers on the issue. More budget news next week!)

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