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This week's news on the state budget saga saw some new tough talk from Governor Schwarzenegger.

This week's news on the state budget saga saw some new tough talk from Governor Schwarzenegger.
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This week's news on the state budget saga saw some new tough talk from Governor Schwarzenegger.

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Episodes

Podcast: The Road Ahead

3/23/2012
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As the great Yogi Berra once said, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." There are some forks in the road ahead for Governor Jerry Brown and his backers of a budget balanced, in part, with … Continue reading »

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Podcast: The Deal

3/19/2012
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Things look different on California's political landscape as the new week begins, and it's not just because spring is around the corner. Change your scorecards from three tax increase initiatives... to two. On a special Monday edition of the Capital … Continue reading

Podcast: From Poems to Polls

3/8/2012
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Governor Jerry Brown sent out a favorite poem this week along with his official proclamation of Arbor Day in California. If only this complicated election season in which he will play a major role could be described as elegantly... Instead, … Continue reading

Podcast: The Personal Touch

3/2/2012
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Sometimes, politics isn't about the person who yells the loudest but rather the person who knows how to work behind the scenes. And the success or failure of that strategy tells you all you need to know about the biggest … Continue reading

Podcast: Retirement, Realignment, Republicans

2/23/2012
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No word seems to dominate the political lexicon these days more than "optics," the acknowledgement that how something looks can sometimes be more important than what it really turns out to be. This week's Capital Notes Podcast examines some of … Continue reading

Podcast: Show Your Cards

2/3/2012
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At some point in most poker games, you've got to lay down your cards and see who wins. This week, we saw a few of the cards floating around the 2012 election cycle when it comes to campaign cash. But … Continue reading

Podcast: State Your Case, Mr. Brown

1/20/2012
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Governor Jerry Brown has now performed his two expected duties of the month of January: a budget and, as we saw this week, the State of the State address. Now, the tough work begins. This week's Capital Notes Podcast mulls … Continue reading

Podcast: Rock the (Budget) Vote

1/12/2012
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We've talked in years past about the state budget essentially being placed on the ballot, but rarely have the stakes been as high as they will be in 2012 — for either the state or the state's chief executive. This … Continue reading

Podcast: The Early Show

1/6/2012
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For a budget that most watchers thought wouldn't hold many surprises — new and deep cuts, premised on taxes — perhaps the biggest surprise was the timing. A surprise to Governor Jerry Brown, too. This week's Capital Notes Podcast takes … Continue reading

Podcast: Adios 2011

12/28/2011
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A new governor. Sort of. The long saga over a special election, never to be. Trigger cuts. The single sales factor. And more. This week's Capital Notes Podcast is our final look at the year in California politics and public … Continue reading

Podcast: The Political Pros

12/22/2011
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While we political reporters like to think we live and breathe the goings-on under the state Capitol dome and on the campaign trail, we've got nothing on political consultants and strategists. And so this pre-Christmas edition of the Capital Notes … Continue reading

Podcast: Trigger Blues

12/15/2011
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Chances are when you sing one the holiday season's most familiar songs, it doesn't start out this way: "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, $980 million in budget cuts." And yet on the first … Continue reading

Podcast: Bellum omnium contra omnes

12/8/2011
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Those of us who aren't scholars of the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes first heard this Latin phrase back in March, when Governor Jerry Brown mused on the ramifications of another year of Sacramento stalemate. Now, there are some signs that … Continue reading

Podcast: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...

12/1/2011
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Well, it's beginning to look a lot like election season. And this season, we may be talking an awful lot about taxes. This week's Capital Notes Podcast takes a look at the vast array of tax increase initiatives now being … Continue reading

Podcast: Trigger Talk

11/17/2011
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And now, the final debate of the 2011 budget saga: was the $2 billion trigger cut provision a fiscal insurance policy, a risky bet for millions who depend on targeted services, or simply a political necessity in a very polarized … Continue reading

Podcast: Fixing What's Broken

11/11/2011
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There's an awful lot of discussion these days about what's broken in California's system of government, and no shortage of ideas on how to fix it. But what is in short supply: consensus on how to do so. This week, … Continue reading

Podcast: Money Brawl

11/3/2011
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Some of the greatest political fights in California have been about taxpayer dollars — who pays them, who spends them, who's spending too many of them. And two classic high price tag fights both made news this week. Our Capital … Continue reading

Podcast: The 12-Step Pension Plan

10/28/2011
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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

Podcast: Full Disclosure

10/21/2011
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Political junkies always struggle with what they know... and what they want to know. It's true not only of what's happening at any given time, but what may be on the electoral horizon. In this week's Capital Notes Podcast, David … Continue reading

Podcast: Breaking Our Silence

10/10/2011
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Like the legendary Phoenix rising from the ashes, or else the annoying in-law who just won't take a hint, our weekly political chat is back. Back from our longer-than-expected hiatus, this week's Capital Notes Podcast digs through the rubble of … Continue reading
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