Monthly Archives: October 2010

Team Meg Doubles Down on Brown and Taxes

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Twelve days before election day and less than twelve hours after a statewide poll showed their candidate trailing, the campaign of Meg Whitman has launched another attack on Jerry Brown on the issue of taxes — claiming he’ll raise $1100 … Continue reading »

Jerry Opens A Lead in New Poll

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“You can sort of feel the momentum on the ground,” said a cheerful Meg Whitman to a group of women sitting outside a fast food joint in Sacramento late last week. Tonight, it appears there may indeed be momentum in … Continue reading »

Brown, Whitman Lukewarm on Reform

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California simply needs a strong leader to solve what’s ailing it; that’s the implicit message of both of the major candidates for governor. Trouble is, voters have heard the same assessment of the problems before… and yet the problems persist. … Continue reading »

Campaign Check: Debate Debunking

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The third and final debate between the two major candidates for governor offered voters a chance to compare two very different visions for California. For us, it also offered a chance to check out some of the statements offered as … Continue reading »

Podcast: Chilean Rescue, Chilly Debate

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Everyone remembers where they were when the Towers collapsed, when the Wall came down, when Lennon/Kennedy/King was killed. One day, when asked, “Where were you when the 33 Chilean miners were rescued?” I’ll be able to say I was watching… … Continue reading »

Jerry vs. Meg: Tax Return Standoff

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It appears that, for the first time in more than a quarter century, California voters won’t have access to information about the personal finances of their next governor. And to hear the campaigns of both Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman … Continue reading »

Debate Grazes the Future, Focuses on Now

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SAN RAFAEL — Jerry Brown hates Meg Whitman’s plan to eliminate the state’s capital gains tax. Meg Whitman hates the state’s teachers union. And somewhere in between, the voters will have to decide whether either candidate speaks to them about … Continue reading »

Jerry and Meg, Once More

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Tonight’s third and final gubernatorial debate comes just 21 days before one of the two candidates on stage is chosen by what everyone admits is a grumpy electorate. Which begs the question: what do voters want the candidates to talk … Continue reading »

Podcast: Burnout and Sizzle

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This week’s Capital Notes Podcast comes a few days late, due to the exhaustion of last week’s marathon ending to Budget Crisis 2010. At least, a temporary ending to the crisis. And so this special Monday edition sifts through the … Continue reading »

Vetoes Mark End to (Another) Ugly Budget

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has wielded the power of his office, and his line item veto, over California’s budget for the last time, a dysfunctional and deficit-plagued process that shaped not only his rise to the state’s highest office but one … Continue reading »