Governor Jerry Brown had an unexpected visitor this week in his Capitol office: rock and roller Jackson Browne, who we can only hope agreed to lend one of his hits for the deficit plagued state's new theme song.
Yep, "Running on Empty."
On this week's Capital Notes Podcast, we check the fuel gauge on the Guv's quest for a budget deal -- and special tax election deal -- by the end of next week.
As Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I discuss, there are definitely signs that the engine's running... but there's no guarantee that the steering on a deal is, um, in alignment.
Enough with the puns...