Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dems Day 1: Come Together, Right Now

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SAN DIEGO — At every turn in the early hours of this 2012 California Democratic Party convention, you could hear party leaders urge the donkey-loving conventioneers to unite and fight. And yet even on day one, there were clear signs … Continue reading »


Podcast: America's Finest Podcast

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Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement. But as California Democrats flock to the sunny environs of San Diego for their annual convention, it was hard to resist a borrowing of the city’s famous moniker. This week’s Capital Notes Podcast offers a … Continue reading »


Another Shot at Tax Break Democrats Love to Hate

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For the last several years, Democrats have been relentless at trying to undo a hotly debated tax incentive for large corporations that was signed into law as part of the 2009 deal. And now they’re launching another shot. The 2012 … Continue reading »


Brown Appears Unsuccessful at Blocking Other Tax Measures

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Somewhere out there is a crystal ball that can tell us whether multiple tax increase initiatives on the November ballot means voters will reject all of them en masse. But until that clairvoyant device shows up, we’re left to wonder … Continue reading »


Podcast: Show Your Cards

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At some point in most poker games, you’ve got to lay down your cards and see who wins. This week, we saw a few of the cards floating around the 2012 election cycle when it comes to campaign cash. But … Continue reading »


Budget Dreams and Dangers of Facebook's IPO

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In the world of state budget writing, the past is often prologue. And that’s why news of a tech company’s dazzling initial public offering is nothing new in Sacramento, and why there’s both hope… and caution. And the bottom line: … Continue reading »