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Notebook: Vacant Seats, Smaller Donations?

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The dog days of summer, especially in this unusual year where the Legislature finished its work on deadline and then adjourned for a month, leave a lot of time for contemplation. Hence, a Reporter’s Notebook entry that could be called … Continue reading »


Ex-Legislators: Why Go Home?

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One of the essential selling points of California’s move toward term limits for legislators two decades ago was that, by serving shorter terms, more citizen legislators would be elected who would do their time in Sacramento and go home. But … 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 »


Political Spending: California's "Green" Leadership?

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The political world is buzzing over today’s big ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that lifts seemingly all restrictions on campaign cash funneled into groups that operate independently of candidates for Congress. Of course, those of us in the Golden … Continue reading »