Tag Archives: Jim Nielsen

Republicans Urge Spot (Budget Bill) Removal

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They are 18 words, repeated over and over in 80 pieces of legislation, ones that provoked a testy debate this morning under the Capitol dome: “It is the intent of the Legislature to enact statutory changes relating to the Budget … Continue reading »


"Every Day, Keep Pounding Away"

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If you didn’t already know what Governor Jerry Brown’s budget strategy is at the moment, the above quote pretty much says it all. More than a month after his self-imposed deadline expired and facing either equal or intensified GOP opposition, … Continue reading »


Uncertain Fate for Prison Fix-Lite

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For those who wanted a quick fix to California’s prison woes, some advice: don’t hold your breath. Eleven days after the state Senate narrowly approved a wide-ranging plan to change the prison system, the Assembly has now approved a much … Continue reading »