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Podcast: Crunch Time

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The hour is late and the nerves are frayed for those involved in this fall’s big California elections. And that’s just those of us in the press corps. In this week’s Capital Notes Podcast, we examine the race for governor … Continue reading »


Jerry Opens A Lead in New Poll

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“You can sort of feel the momentum on the ground,” said a cheerful Meg Whitman to a group of women sitting outside a fast food joint in Sacramento late last week. Tonight, it appears there may indeed be momentum in … Continue reading »


Our "Business Exodus" Report Gets New Data

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“The annual net employment change in California due to relocation — a loss of about 9,000 jobs — represents only 0.05% of California‚Äôs 18 million jobs.” And with that, new data today from the Public Policy Institute of California again … Continue reading »


Campaign Check: A Business Exodus?

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By now, it’s become a staple of Meg Whitman’s stump speech in the race for governor. In numerous events, the GOP nominee refers — by name — to large corporations that packed their bags and high tailed it out of … Continue reading »


A Climate Campaign?

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If you’re a backer of Jerry Brown’s gubernatorial campaign and you read tonight’s new statewide poll, you’ve got to be saying to yourself: can he make this campaign about climate change? Okay, maybe not a campaign exclusively about the issue. … Continue reading »


Prop 14: The Agent Of Change?

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It seems hard to argue with the conclusion that the passage of Proposition 14, whether you love it or hate it, would change — and likely diminish — the role of party politics in California. In its place, it would … Continue reading »


$68 Million. Nine Points.

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Crank up some old George Jones, folks: “Well, the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch, heartaches are a-going to the inside…” Tonight’s statewide, nonpartisan poll is confirmation that the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is … Continue reading »


The Voters That Might Sway Elections

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The latest statewide survey of voters offers some hard to pass up nuggets about two important subsets of the California electorate and how they might sway the state’s biggest November contests — those for governor and the United States Senate. … Continue reading »


Prop 14: Change? Yes. Dramatic? Probably Not.

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It’s still an awfully long way from the June election, where voters will be asked to revamp the system by which candidates for elected office are chosen by voters. But perhaps that’s exactly the right time for some nonpartisan analysis … Continue reading »


We Don't Need No (Budget) Education

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The latest statewide survey of California voters is getting a lot of attention for what it says about candidates for statewide office and how the state’s citizens feel about the economy and the fiscal woes of its government. It also … Continue reading »