Tag Archives: The Governor

DC For Dollars

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Those of us in public radio and TV are quite familiar with big pitches for big cash (tote bag, anyone?) on a semi-regular basis. Perhaps that’s why the 48 hour pledge-a-thon by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders that begins … Continue reading »


LAO: Chances of Getting Arnold's DC Wish List "Almost Non-Existent"

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The Legislature’s non-partisan cadre of analysts has weighed in on some of the big assumptions and proposals in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new budget plan. And while many of the ideas are looked upon favorably, one glaring exception is the Guv’s … Continue reading »


More Budget Bits...

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Now that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new budget proposal has had a day to marinate, let’s take a look at a few small, but noteworthy items and themes found among the many micro-facts.


Arnold to DC: Give Us The Money, Nobody Gets Hurt

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It may not quite have been a ransom note dressed up as a state budget, but Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making it clear that a whole lot of things Californians won’t like will have to happen if the feds don’t … Continue reading »


3,507* Words, But Who's Counting?

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A pig and a pony. A dose of old-fashioned Republican orthodoxy and a bit of patriotism. A crowd pleasing defense of public education and a novel proposal that, if adopted, wouldn’t be fully understood until long after he leaves Sacramento. … Continue reading »


9 Stories To Watch In '10

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Rather than the standard year in review, it’s hopefully more worthwhile to make note of a few of the sagas from the world of California government and politics in 2009 that are likely to keep playing out long past the … Continue reading »


All's Quiet Here

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So it’s Christmas Eve. And let’s face it, the Capitol is all quiet. Which means there’s time for something light… as in a trip back with the chief executive to his former career, and a scene that makes budget fights … Continue reading »


Poll To Brown: Don't Measure The Drapes Just Yet

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There are 321 days left until California voters go to the polls and choose their next governor. That’s a long time, but not so long that political junkies won’t read tonight’s new poll and wonder this: might the all-but-official Democratic … Continue reading »


"Nonsense Talk"

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s big day in Copenhagen talking about climate change gave him a chance to not only push his idea of action in places other than national legislatures, while also giving him a chance to smack some climate change critics … Continue reading »


Heavy Budget Lifting & The Lite Guv

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No major news today on whether Abel Maldonado will… or won’t… be California’s next lieutenant governor. But new comments from the leader of the state Senate seem to acknowledge one part of the deliberations… or rather, six billion parts. As … Continue reading »