Tag Archives: 2012 Tax Initiative

Podcast: The Road Ahead

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As the great Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” There are some forks in the road ahead for Governor Jerry Brown and his backers of a budget balanced, in part, with … Continue reading »


Podcast: The Deal

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Things look different on California’s political landscape as the new week begins, and it’s not just because spring is around the corner. Change your scorecards from three tax increase initiatives… to two. On a special Monday edition of the Capital … Continue reading »


Analyst Sees $2 Billion Less In Brown Tax 2.0

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Governor Jerry Brown is no doubt happy that his modified tax increase initiative has already received its fiscal vetting, less than 48 hours after being formally introduced. But that vetting doesn’t settle on an estimate of how much tax revenue … Continue reading »


Tax Initiative Deal Struck, Gathering Signatures Will Be Pricey

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2:00 p.m. UPDATE: Governor Brown confirmed to reporters in southern California this afternoon that a deal has, in fact, been reached on a November tax initiative. As such, this posting includes updated information and has a slightly tweaked headline from … Continue reading »


Podcast: From Poems to Polls

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Governor Jerry Brown sent out a favorite poem this week along with his official proclamation of Arbor Day in California. If only this complicated election season in which he will play a major role could be described as elegantly… Instead, … Continue reading »


Brown's Tax Is Ahead, But Why Not By More?

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A brand new statewide poll shows Governor Jerry Brown’s temporary tax increase initiative slightly ahead with voters. And that’s no doubt a good thing if you’re the governor. But a more interesting question, it seems, is why isn’t it ahead … Continue reading »


Some Initiatives Flush With Cash, Others Bare

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It’s by no means a perfect way to measure the eventual outcome at the polls, but money often talks loudest in campaigns for or against ballot measures in California. And at this juncture, the money recorded in publicly filed fundraising … Continue reading »


Podcast: The Personal Touch

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Sometimes, politics isn’t about the person who yells the loudest but rather the person who knows how to work behind the scenes. And the success or failure of that strategy tells you all you need to know about the biggest … Continue reading »


Simple Tax Initiatives, Not So Simple Impacts

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“We have a message that is pretty simple and pretty powerful,” Molly Munger told a group of political reporters after a recent appearance in Sacramento promoting her education tax initiative. Similar words have also been used by backers of another … Continue reading »


Podcast: The Political Lull

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It seems to feel lately as though we’re in between some big storms rumbling through the state political landscape in 2012 — hence, the title of this week’s Capital Notes Podcast. Our brief — and aurally challenged — chat features … Continue reading »