Tag Archives: Bob Dutton

Brown Touts (Almost) Deal on Jobs

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Governor Jerry Brown was once famous for declaring an “era of limits,” and today’s news conference on a bipartisan jobs agreement brought to mind that classic quip in that the news was, well, limited: Brown’s announcement reached half a deal… … Continue reading »


New Governor, Familiar Fight?

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One wonders how much longer the relatively civil political climate that’s dominated state politics these last few weeks can continue. In fact, there’s a case to be made that it ended Monday night… when Governor Jerry Brown publicly prodded legislative … Continue reading »


Budget +43: Impasse Yes, Furloughs No (For Now)

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It’s a tired old adage that “It’s always darkest just before dawn,” and yet that’s the usual course of summer budget impasses here at the state Capitol. Just when the problem seems most unfixable, a deal is struck and everyone … 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 »


Maldo Moves To Round Two

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By the time today’s confirmation hearing for Abel Maldonado began, multiple sources had already tipped us off that the GOP senator was going to clear his first hurdle towards becoming lieutenant governor. But what we didn’t know was how emotional … Continue reading »