Tag Archives: 2010 Elections

Podcast: Prologue, Epilogue

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It’s an odd time in the political world, waiting for one saga to begin while putting the final touches on the saga that’s just ended. But that’s pretty much where we are on this week’s Capital Notes Podcast — awaiting … Continue reading »


Red Team's Election Blues

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Like the fans of a baseball team whose only hope of avoiding a shutout is the final batter, California Republicans are nervously watching the fate of Steve Cooley as they ponder what went so terribly wrong for the GOP brand … Continue reading »


Podcast: Brown and Blue

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It was a color rich day for California politics this week, and both are hues that are instantly familiar. Much to the chagrin, though, of those who prefer red. This week, a special Capital Notes Podcast — some insight into … Continue reading »


Call the Coroner: The Election Post-Mortem

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Happy Democrats. Angry Republicans. Mixed messages from the voters. Three admittedly obvious but major stories this morning from California’s 2010 elections.


And Now, Vote!

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After being bombarded with hundreds of mailers, fliers stuck in the door, automated phone calls from the 202 area code, and more TV ads than possibly be fast forwarded through on a DVR, it’ll all be over in a matter … Continue reading »


Better Than Now? Sneaky Trick? The Prop 25 Debate

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Call it an electoral mnemonic device that wasn’t supposed to be: when voters go to the polls Tuesday, it will be exactly 25 days since the state’s tardy budget was signed into law… and it will also be the day … Continue reading »


Our "Business Exodus" Report Gets New Data

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“The annual net employment change in California due to relocation — a loss of about 9,000 jobs — represents only 0.05% of California‚Äôs 18 million jobs.” And with that, new data today from the Public Policy Institute of California again … Continue reading »


Familiar Fight Heads Coastward

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It was the independent candidate in tomorrow’s election for California’s 15th state Senate district who got off the best line of the night in a recent candidates forum — cracking a joke about the occupations listed on the ballot of … Continue reading »


Budget +40: No, No, Oh All Right

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No actual news to report on a new state budget –shocked, aren’t you? — but three other stories all with a tie to the state’s tenuous finances are out there tonight: a win for state workers facing another furlough Friday, … Continue reading »


Judge Strikes Prop 25's Taxes Reference

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Everyone involved in asking voters to either approve or reject the November ballot measure making it easier for the Legislature to pass a budget knows one thing: the voters won’t make it easier to raise taxes. And that’s why they’re … Continue reading »