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Doing The Maldo Limbo

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It was a day full of partisan bickering, political maneuvering, and threatened legal action. In short… the kind of day that’s helped fuel the perception that California’s statehouse is stuck in never-ending dysfunction. And through all that, by day’s end … Continue reading »

Lite Guv Limbo & The Law

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Welcome, students, to Constitutional Law 101. Interpret the following passage from Article V of the California Constitution: “In the event the nominee is neither confirmed nor refused confirmation by both the Senate and the Assembly within 90 days of the … Continue reading »

CA's Big Political Spenders Of The Decade

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A short but powerful snapshot this morning from the state’s political watchdog agency reveals an awful lot about the movers and shakers in California politics this past ten years. But given it’s supposed to be a snapshot of an entire … Continue reading »

The Lite Guv Intrigue Continues

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The nominee getting hit from both the left and the right… the urgency, or lack thereof, in having a new #2… and the fact that someone’s actually doing the job as we speak. Yes, another intriguing week in store over … Continue reading »

GOP Foil, Thy Name is Arnold

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Failed to deliver. Big government spender. Weak leadership. Those are some of the things being said about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as this election year kicks off… not by Democrats, but by his fellow Republicans. And it may be just the … Continue reading »

Maldo Moves To Round Two

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By the time today’s confirmation hearing for Abel Maldonado began, multiple sources had already tipped us off that the GOP senator was going to clear his first hurdle towards becoming lieutenant governor. But what we didn’t know was how emotional … Continue reading »

Maldo: No On Oil Drilling Plan

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If there was any ambiguity about where California’s lieutenant governor designate stands on a current controversial oil drilling proposal, then the politician himself seems to have settled the issue — for now — by putting himself on the same side … Continue reading »

Leg Analyst: Guv's 'Odd Couple' Too Odd

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“We recommend rejection of this proposal.” That’s about as simple as it gets in Capitol budget terms, and that’s the bottom line of the Legislative Analyst’s Office after examining Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s novel proposal to link funding for prisons with … Continue reading »

Schwarzenegger: "Look Beyond" One's Principles

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As pundits and politicos gear up for a year of examining the legacy of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, they may want to consider what sounds like a bit of a manifesto from the man himself. It was delivered this afternoon at … Continue reading »

In-Home Care Analysis Weighs Costs vs. Compassion

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Few government programs in California seem to be more often embroiled in budget fights than In-Home Supportive Services, the important but costly effort by state and local officials to provide help for hundreds of thousands who have trouble caring for … Continue reading »