Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brown's Mission "Impassible"

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See update at end of posting… Two days after an “impasse” was declared in striking a deal on an early budget framework, including Governor Jerry Brown’s campaign pledge on taxes, it’s hard to find anyone who’s actually thrown up their … Continue reading »


Budget Journos Wooed With Surveys

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The endless news cycle, as every journalist knows these days, demands a steady stream of reporting… and California’s fiscal crisis is no exception. And those seeking to influence the debate know it, too, which is probably why Capitol reporters found … Continue reading »


Podcast: Running On Empty

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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 … Continue reading »


A "Comprehensive" Budget Deal Is... ?

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The leader of one of California’s most influential interest groups dipped his feet oh so carefully into the budget debate for the first time this morning, hinting that current talks of mixing cuts and taxes just might… might… be worth … Continue reading »


Budget Status Fluid... or Solidifying?

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In these days leading up to Governor Jerry Brown’s big deadline for budget action, most of us who spend our time sniffing around the statehouse for something interesting are finding the task pretty tough. Yes, that means journalists are now … Continue reading »