Tag Archives: John Garamendi

Nolo Contendre = Solo Contender?

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Consider it the first big news in the 2010 race for governor of California, and it came 221 days before the June primary: the nomination of the state’s dominant political party appears to be safely in the hands of a … Continue reading »


The Oil Tax Sticky Wicket

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Few new tax proposals have dominated the recent political debate in Sacramento like calls for a new levy on each barrel of oil produced in California. Both sides say it’s a no-brainer; not surprisingly, it’s a little more complicated than … Continue reading »


Drill, Maybe, Drill

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Few proposals have had as many twists and turns in 2009 as a plan to allow new oil drilling in waters less than three miles off the California coast. But even after serious setbacks, few expect the proposal to fade … Continue reading »


The Hangover

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By now, most of us who lived through the saga that resulted in a package of proposals to resolve the state’s budget deficit have recovered. But in the same way you’d clean up the beer bottles, empty the trash, and … Continue reading »


The Next Governor Is... Ummm...

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Talk about a poll that only prompts more speculation. Today’s Field Poll on the potential matchups of Democrats and Republicans for next year’s race for governor is proof positive that this race is wide open. An awful lot of presumed … Continue reading »


And In Other Capitol News...

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You mean there was other news today besides the governor’s executive order on state employee pay? * DON’T BORROW IT HERE: Chalk up another group that’s ratcheting up the anger over possible plans to balance the budget by tapping into … Continue reading »


The Pros and Cons of Spending Caps

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With all of the talk this week, and this budget season, about a new constitutionally mandated cap on state spending, we decided to take a wider view of the issue. On this morning’s edition of The California Report, I reported … Continue reading »