Monthly Archives: January 2011

Podcast: Brown Gets Down... to Work

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Governor #39 is on the job. Jerry Brown’s return to the inner sanctum as governor began with a week of new vibes, new faces, and perhaps new ways to tackle old problems. We’re back — yes, finally — for another … Continue reading »


Tax Fight: The Prequel

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Sooner or later, we knew the state budget saga this year would include a debate about taxes. We just didn’t know it would come so soon.


Jerry's Team: New Top Aides

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Governor Jerry Brown started filling out the ranks of top staffers today, deciding to split the job of what used to be chief of staff, tapping all Democrats, and a former statewide official who made headlines for resigning 17 years … Continue reading »


"Really! No Mental Reservations!"

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Only Jerry Brown could turn the solemn oath of office into a humorous, but pointed, commentary on the sad state of affairs in California. It came as Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye asked him to repeat the part of the oath … Continue reading »