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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 »


Capitol Ponders Post-Redevelopment World

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Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg told reporters this morning that he’s not closing the door on pleas to postpone the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies. But let’s admit it: the door is on one of those automatic arms that … Continue reading »


Surprise! The New State Budget

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The unveiling of a governor’s state budget every January is an annual, and well rehearsed, ritual: budget decisions are made in late December, budget goes to the printer, gubernatorial staffers privately brief some stakeholder groups (some who leak to the … Continue reading »


Brown Announces Some, Not All, Budget Trigger Cuts

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California’s Latin-fluent governor, as he likes to do, invoked the ancient language when asked what he would say to millions of the state’s citizens impacted by about $1 billion in automatic, and immediate, budget cuts. “Nemo dat non habet,” said … Continue reading »


Oh, What A Night

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If the 2011 state budget fight holds any lesson, any takeaway, perhaps it’s this: California may be diverse, but it’s politics are divergent. Differences that elsewhere are celebrated have, in Sacramento, bred dysfunction. And the guy in the corner office … Continue reading »


Brown Joins Dems In Budget Deal

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Assuming Democratic legislative leaders have their ducks in a row, by Tuesday night the 2011 budget fight could be one for the record books, after confirmation today that Governor Jerry Brown has closed party ranks on a budget that is … Continue reading »


Does Brown's Budget Have a Pulse?

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Shortly after Senate Republicans, even those who have been negotiating with Governor Jerry Brown, told reporters that they wouldn’t vote to conditionally extend Brown’s tax package, the so-called “bridge” plan, the leader of the Senate’s majority party offered the quote … Continue reading »


10 Days to Go, Yes, But $10 Billion?

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The historic veto of the state budget by Governor Jerry Brown may have set the stage for some drama in these final few days before the new fiscal year. But even though the governor insists that his tax package is … Continue reading »


Brown Blocks Dems' Budget Shot

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In a move that set the Capitol ablaze with chatter and — depending on your company — either praise or scorn, Governor Jerry Brown today vetoed the budget sent to him less than 24 hours ago by his fellow Democrats. … Continue reading »


Budget Revisions But Staying the Course

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If Governor Jerry Brown has a backup plan to extending several billion dollars in taxes, he’s not showing it. Not yet, at least. Brown’s revised budget, unveiled at a very lengthy news conference (by gubernatorial standards) on Monday morning marks … Continue reading »