There’s probably nothing harder than prognosticating the politics of hot button issues or high profile campaigns. There’s also nothing more fun — that is, if you’re a political junkie. Hence the inspiration for a weekend edition of the Reporter’s Notebook.
Like any good 12-step recovery plan, Governor Jerry Brown’s 12-point proposal to change the system of pensions for government workers includes both an admission that there’s a problem… and a willingness to change. But the plan, even if it ultimately … Continue reading
This may sound ludicrous to those outside the state Capitol, but there’s a sense around here that lawmakers have finally gotten serious about agreeing to a new budget. Yep, that’s only about 12 weeks after the fiscal year began. The … Continue reading
You won’t see any blog postings or Twitter missives this week, nor will you hear any pithy podcasts or radio reporting. I’m on furlough, part of KQED’s plan to save money in these tough economic times. My feeling is that … Continue reading