Tag Archives: Proposition 1C 2009

Budget Triage vs. Major Surgery

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It wasn’t specifics that reporters learned today in a wide-ranging chat with the leader of the state Senate, but rather a map for the budget debate that lies ahead — regardless of what happens in the May 19 special election. … Continue reading »


And Now, The Special Election Pivot

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With no fanfare, the main campaign in support of the six budget measures on the May 19 ballot has pivoted to a media blitz focused on just two measures… the two with the most state budget money riding on them, … Continue reading »


The Cash Advance of Prop 1C

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Perhaps no operation of state government has been sized up for reform more in recent years than the California Lottery. Lease it… sell it… remove the existing restrictions… all have been discussed in hopes of getting higher profits out of … Continue reading »


Ah Yes, The Poll

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A lot has already been written about today’s Field Poll and the sense that a big thumping could be in the making for all but the most marshmallowy of the May 19 budget ballot measures. That may be. But let’s … Continue reading »


Eight Weeks Out, Tough Odds

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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 »


The Not So Early Poll

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The first public polls on any ballot measures before election day should usually be taken with a grain of salt; after all, the voters still don’t know very much about the proposals, and the election is usually a long ways … Continue reading »