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Brown Urges Action, Vision In State of the State

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If there’s one takeaway from Governor Jerry Brown’s 2012 State of the State address, it may be this: Brown faces the unique task this year of preaching both boldness and austerity… all at the same time. The governor’s roughly 20 … Continue reading »


The Whip Snaps at High Speed Rail... and More

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For the man whose Central Valley hometown is supposed to be an anchor point in the first construction phase of high speed rail, Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems intent on doing everything he can do block the project. And given McCarthy … Continue reading »


Panel: High Speed Rail Plans Not Fully Cooked

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A panel of independent reviewers says that without more certainty on funding and operations, any start to construction of a high speed rail system “represents an immense financial risk to the state of California.” The new report is further proof … Continue reading »


The 2012 Battle Over High Speed Rail

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It’s hardly hyperbole to suggest that 2012 will be the make-or-break year for California’s long standing plans to construct a high speed train system. As supporters push forward on plans to break ground on construction by year’s end, critics are … Continue reading »


Podcast: Money Brawl

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Some of the greatest political fights in California have been about taxpayer dollars — who pays them, who spends them, who’s spending too many of them. And two classic high price tag fights both made news this week. Our Capital … Continue reading »


November Ballot Could Be A Doozy

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It’s still more than six months away, but there’s a good chance the November statewide ballot could feature some of the most interesting ballot measure battles in recent memory — perhaps not because of the deep pockets behind the campaigns, … Continue reading »