Tag Archives: Jon Coupal

Reporter's Notebook: Bill-o-Rama!

Comments (6)

California’s state legislators have gone home, leaving in their wake hundreds of bills either ratified or rejected. They have also, for the time being, shut down their interparty warfare operations… which gives us a moment to open up a raft … Continue reading »


Legislators Lose Pay. See You In Court?

Comments (13)

Given the hard-to-be-lower approval ratings of the California Legislature, there’s likely to be a lot of cheers around the state today from Controller John Chiang’s decision to cancel the salary and expense payments for the 120 men and women who … Continue reading »


Politician Pay: All Eyes on Controller

Comments Off

If you think that this week in Sacramento will be dominated by the aftermath of the historic budget veto or the negotiations needed between the two political parties, you’re wrong. All eyes are going to be on the state’s chief … Continue reading »


GOP Day 2: The Breakup

Comments Off

SANTA CLARA — Leave it to Tom McClintock, long the favorite son of the California Republican Party, to say what only others hinted about all weekend. Heck, what they’d hinted about all year. Arnold Schwarzenegger, we’re breaking up with you. … Continue reading »


Eight Weeks Out, Tough Odds

Comments Off

If there is any silver lining in a new public poll for supporters of the six budget related measures on the May 19 ballot, maybe it’s this: fewer than one in five likely voters are “very closely” following news about … Continue reading »