Tag Archives: 2010 Elections

November Props Pros & Cons

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Unusual alliances… pointed and sometimes personal arguments… and independent analysis — all can be found in the newly released draft documents for this November statewide ballot guide.


November's Ballotapalooza

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Political consultants. Arnold Schwarzenegger. California’s congressional Democrats. BP. The forever warring California Legislature. Consider these some of the key early players worth noting in the ten measures that made it onto the November 2 statewide ballot, each of which received … Continue reading »


Points To Ponder While I'm Away

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You won’t see any blog postings or Twitter missives this week, nor will you hear any pithy podcasts or radio reporting. I’m on furlough, part of KQED’s plan to save money in these tough economic times. My feeling is that … Continue reading »


Podcast: "So Yesterday"

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Sure, that headline now has its own special politics backstory… but it’s also the current status of the California’s long, and expensive primary campaign. On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we do our own post-mortem on all of the marquis … Continue reading »


Last Call For Primary 2010

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LOS ANGELES — Well, that’s all, folks. The long, bruising, and historically expensive 2010 primary election is now history. For all the bluster, it looks as though only a small portion of California’s voters decided it was worth it to … Continue reading »


Prop 14: The Agent Of Change?

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It seems hard to argue with the conclusion that the passage of Proposition 14, whether you love it or hate it, would change — and likely diminish — the role of party politics in California. In its place, it would … Continue reading »


Unions, Tribes, And Now... Oil

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Over the years, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has reserved a unique place in his own political purgatory for groups he calls “special interests.” The membership list had remained pretty unchanged since 2003. That is, until last week. Organized labor, Indian gaming … Continue reading »


Podcast: John, Anthony, Lana

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Let’s put it this way: Lana doesn’t share her old man’s love of California politics. On this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we pull off a two-fer: discuss the week’s political news and try to entertain an eight year old who’s … Continue reading »


Dem LaLaPalooza: Wall Street, Debates, & More

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LOS ANGELES — The old joke attributed to Will Rogers about Democrats may have finally come to an end, at least in California for 2010, as everyone at this confab seems to be unified against a location 3,000 miles away. … Continue reading »


Even If It's Amnesty, Is It Okay?

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The newest statewide poll of voters seems to validate one part of the Steve Poizner strategy in his quest for the GOP gubernatorial nomination while rejecting another… and it all comes down to the hot button issue of illegal immigration. … Continue reading »